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Pages: 5175-5181
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain

A VIRTUAL LABORATORY FOR THE STUDY OF CONTINUOUS PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS

F. Giménez-Palomares1, M.J. Marín-Fernández2, J.A. Monsoriu-Serrá1

1Universitat Politècnica de València (SPAIN)
2Universitat de València (SPAIN)
Virtual labs are a tool of great potential for the transmission of scientific knowledge. In the context of university education today , these tools are of special importance given the possibilities self-learning offered to students.

The study of probability theory is becoming increasingly important in many fields of engineering, biology, physics, medicine, economics, ... It is because of the interesting applications to solving real problems. In this work, we present a virtual laboratory for teaching purposes developed as a graphical user interface (GUI) of Matlab. The designed tool allows to obtain graphically and numerically information related to the most important continuous probability distributions: normal, exponential, Beta, Snedecor's F, Gamma, Student's-t,chi-squared, Weibull, continuous uniform and log-normal.

The main objective is that students acquire skills and knowledge to manage different probability distributions obtained without using tables. They will be able to graphically interpret the results and to apply it to solving problems.The virtual laboratory, given its ease of use, also allows to help users to select the distribution that best fits to the available data. This virtual laboratory is a valuable pedagogical tool for the understanding these important concepts of probability theory.
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author = {Gim{\'{e}}nez-Palomares, F. and Mar{\'{i}}n-Fern{\'{a}}ndez, M.J. and Monsoriu-Serr{\'{a}}, J.A.},
title = {A VIRTUAL LABORATORY FOR THE STUDY OF CONTINUOUS PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS},
series = {9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2015 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-606-5763-7},
issn = {2340-1079},
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location = {Madrid, Spain},
month = {2-4 March, 2015},
year = {2015},
pages = {5175-5181}}
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TI - A VIRTUAL LABORATORY FOR THE STUDY OF CONTINUOUS PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS
SN - 978-84-606-5763-7/2340-1079
PY - 2015
Y1 - 2-4 March, 2015
CI - Madrid, Spain
JO - 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2015 Proceedings
SP - 5175
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F. Giménez-Palomares, M.J. Marín-Fernández, J.A. Monsoriu-Serrá (2015) A VIRTUAL LABORATORY FOR THE STUDY OF CONTINUOUS PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS, INTED2015 Proceedings, pp. 5175-5181.
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