unions of events
(55 minutes to learn)
It is possible to compute or bound the probability of a union of two events in terms of the probabilities of each one separately and of their intersection. The formula can be generalized to unions of more than two events.
This concept has the prerequisites:
Core resources (read/watch one of the following)
→ An Introduction to Probability Theory and its Applications
A classic introductory probability textbook.
Location: Section 4.1, "Union of events," pages 88-91
→ Probability and Statistics
An introductory textbook on probability theory and statistics.
Location: Section 1.10, "The probability of a union of events," pages 39-44
→ A First Course in Probability
An introductory probability textbook.
Location: Section 2.4, "Some simple propositions," pages 31-37
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