(Sec. 3)

Applied Statistics

Instructor: Ivo Dinov, Asst. Prof.

Departments of Statistics & Neurology


Due Date:

Friday, May 03, 2002, turn in after lecture

Please, turn in your homework on the due date. See the HW submission rules. On the front page include the following header.

The performance of a communication network is seriously degraded if more than 0.001% of the transferred bits (0's & 1's) are incorrectly decoded (received). The probability that a single bit is corrupted during transmission is 2x10-5 and that chance that any particular bit is incorrectly  transmitted is independent of any other bits. Approximately what is the probability that a message of 105 bits is  seriously degraded?

\Ivo D. Dinov, Ph.D., Departments of Statistics and Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine/