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find \[\langle \theta \rangle \] for \(0≤\theta≤\pi/2\)

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  1. UnkleRhaukus
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    \[\langle x\rangle=\int\limits_0^{\pi/2}\theta\cdot\rho(\theta)\cdot\text d\theta \]

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    whats \(\rho(\theta)\) ?

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  3. UnkleRhaukus
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    probability density

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  4. UnkleRhaukus
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    \[1=\int\limits_0^{\pi/2}\rho(\theta)\cdot\text d\theta\]

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    assuming a unifirm probability distribution \[\rho(\theta)=A\] \[\frac 1A=\int\limits_0^{\pi/2}\text d\theta\]

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    A=2/\(\pi\) then

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  7. UnkleRhaukus
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    \[\frac 1A=\theta|_0^{\pi/2}=\frac\pi2\] \[A=\frac 2\pi\]

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    so, \[\langle x\rangle=\frac 2\pi\int\limits_0^{\pi/2}\theta\cdot\text d\theta\]

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    pi/4 ?

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    \[=\frac 2\pi \frac{\theta^2}{2} |_0^{\pi/2}\] \[=\frac 2\pi \frac{\left(\pi/2\right)^2}{2}\] \[=\frac\pi 4\]

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    nice, pdf was assumed or given? assuming it as uniform simplified it a lot.....

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  12. UnkleRhaukus
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    i probably should have stated uniform probability distribution in the question

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  13. UnkleRhaukus
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    so for \(0≤\theta≤2\pi\)\[\langle \theta \rangle =\pi\] the expected angle in a circle is 180°

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  14. UnkleRhaukus
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    makes sense

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    uniform pdf will always give you mid-point as expectation....

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    right ?

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  17. UnkleRhaukus
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    right

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