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#1
Mar212, 11:10 AM

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Define X to be an nvector of jointly continuous random variables X1, ..., Xn with joint pdf f(x) mapping R^n to R. Let A be an invertible nxn matrix and set Y=AX+b. I want to derive the pdf of f(y) in terms of f(x), the original pdf. 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution Given a random variable and its PDF f(x), the transformation of Y=g(X) is (given that g is one to one and thus has an inverse) f(g^{1}(y)) * g'(y). I don't know how to generalize this to a matrix, however. I assume it will be kind of similar... Any help is appreciated. I just need some tips to get started. Thank you! 


#2
Mar412, 10:26 PM

P: 312

Intuitively the pdf of Y=g(X) is given by [tex]f_X(x)dx=f_Y(y)dy[/tex] In the case of vector x and y, dx and dy is related through the determinant of the Jacobian matrix between x and y 


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