(30 minutes to learn)
Multinomial coefficients are a generalization of binomial coefficients. They give the total number of ways that n objects can be partitioned into some number of categories, when the counts for each category are given.
-this concept has no prerequisites-
Core resources (read/watch one of the following)
→ Probability and Statistics
An introductory textbook on probability theory and statistics.
Location: Section 1.9, "Multinomial coefficients," pages 35-38
→ A First Course in Probability
An introductory probability textbook.
Location: Section 1.5, "Multinomial coefficients," pages 10-12
- Multinomial coefficients are used to define the multinomial distribution .
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