Probability distribution (countable sample space)


A probability distribution on a countable Sample space $\Omega$ is a Function \(\mathbb{P}: \Omega \to [0,1]\) such that \(\sum_{\omega \in \Omega} \mathbb{P}(\omega) = 1\).


We express a belief that “$x\in \Omega$ happens with probability \(r\)” by setting \(\mathbb{P}(x) = r\). So a probability distribution divides up our anticipation of what will happen, out of the set \(\Omega\) of things that might possibly happen.

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  • Probability theory

    The logic of science; coherence relations on quantitative degrees of belief.