The Bernoulli trials process is one of the simplest, yet most important, of all random processes. It is an essential topic in any course in probability or mathematical statistics. The process consists of independent trials with two outcomes and with constant probabilities from trial to trial. Thus it is the mathematical abstraction of coin tossing. The process leads to several important probability distributions: the binomial, geometric, and negative binomial.
Bernoulli trials appear in many chapters in this project, further evidence of the importance of the model.
The Bernoulli trials model is discussed in virtually every book on probability.
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