1. ## unbiased estimator

We have the test samples $X_{1},...,X_{n}$ from
$U(-\theta,\theta)$
with parameter $\theta$

Now show that $T = (3/n) (X^{2}_{1}+....+X^{2}_{n})$
is an unbiased estimator for $\theta^2$

My main problem is that I don't know which distribution this U stands for, is it the uniform distribution?

Can someone solve this plz

2. Originally Posted by kuntah
We have the test samples $X_{1},...,X_{n}$ from
$U(-\theta,\theta)$
with parameter $\theta$

Now show that $T = (3/n) (X^{2}_{1}+....+X^{2}_{n})$
is an unbiased estimator for $\theta^2$

My main problem is that I don't know which distribution this U stands for, is it the uniform distribution?

Can someone solve this plz
You need to show that:

$E(T) = \theta^2$

There are two ways of doing this both fairly easy. The first is to write out
the intgral and do it, the second is to remember that the expectation operator
is linear, so:

$E(T) = \frac{3}{n} ~\sum_{i=1}^n E(x_i^2)$

RonL