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Assignment #2

The newspaper articles talks about the increase in the suicide rate of children between the ages of 10 and 14 and how it has caught up with the amount of deaths caused by traffic accidents.  There are many factors for the cause suicide and these factors are amplified through social media like Facebook and Instagram.  Also, deaths due to traffic accidents for children ages 10 to 14 have decreased a trend that is true across the entire population.  It also goes on to say how there has been a sharp increase in the suicide rate for girls due to them dominating the world of social media and also because they, on average, start to go through puberty at an earlier age leading to problems that they might not be adequately equipped to deal with.


The graph shows how rare death is for adolescents are. It also shows how, from 2007 to 2014, the death rate due to traffic accidents has decreased by half while the death rate due to suicide has doubled and has passed up the death rate dude to traffic accidents.

Assignment #1


Hello my name is Calvin Persaud and my major is Electrical Engineering Technology. There are many applications of statistics and probability in electrical engineering. One of the simpler applications being in the communication department in electrical engineering where statistics is used to calculate the probability that you’ll transmit a bit incorrectly. Most commonly known as the bit error probability. Other applications of statistics in electrical are failure rate prediction, filtering digital signal processing, design of computer algorithms, noise characterization, digital signal encoding, tolerance analysis and many more.