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Independent vs. Uncorrelated Random Variables

  1. Aug 30, 2009 #1

    What is the difference between independent and uncorrelated random variables? Practical examples of both?

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  3. Aug 30, 2009 #2
    If variables are uncorrelated they have no _linear_ dependence, but they might have a dependence that is nonlinear. If variables are independent they have no dependence at all.
  4. Jun 23, 2010 #3
    Can you elaborate more with examples, please?

    Thanks in advance
  5. Jun 23, 2010 #4


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