Sorry there's an error in the title. The problem only says that the variables are independent not normally distributed. And of course I didn't check the spelling... (distributed coefficients...)
Suppose that A, B, C, are independent random variables, each being uniformly distributed over (0, 1).
(a) What is the joint cumulative distribution function of A, B, C?
(b) What is the probability that all of the roots of the equation Ax2 + Bx + C = 0 are real?
For (a) it's pretty clear that this defines a cube in .
For part (b) the discriminate has to be greater then zero so I need to find
I'm not entirely sure how to go about finding this. I know I need to convert this into some expression of volume but I'm not sure how.
you end up with the expression
$\Large \displaystyle{\int_0^{\frac 1 4} \int_0^1 \int_{2\sqrt{AC}}^1} dB~dC~dA +\displaystyle{\int_{\frac 1 4}^1 \int_0^{\frac 1 {4A}} \int_{2\sqrt{AC}}^1} dB~dC~dA$
I'm going to let you puzzle out how that was derived because it's a good exercise.
If I combine the integrals A goes from to 1 B goes from 0 to 1 but C is the funny one.
I haven't been able to manipulate the inequality to get something similar.
You are just finding the volume of ?
Sorry I feel unprepared for this, I feel like we did set up boundaries for integration in Calculus as some function, but I don't recall any examples or a section in the text that I can flip to for more information.