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The value of E( (||X-μ||-c)^2 )

  1. Mar 28, 2008 #1
    I would like to ask one more question.

    X ~ N (μ, σ2)

    If X = [x1 x2] and μ = [μ1 μ2]. What is the value of E( (||X- μ||-c)^2 )?

    where c is constant and E(||X- μ||^2)= σ2

    Thank ...
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  3. Mar 28, 2008 #2
    [tex]\mathbb{E}[ (||X- \mu||-c)^2 ]=\mathbb{E}[ ||X- \mu||^2-2c||X-\mu||+c^2 ][/tex]

    Now [itex]\mathbb{E}[\cdot][/itex] is linear ... does this help?
  4. Mar 29, 2008 #3
    Thank Pere Callahan. But I still don't know how to find E(||X- μ||) as I ask in https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=224947

    Do you know how to find E(||X- μ||)?

    Thank you.
  5. Mar 29, 2008 #4
    Did yu try to use the defintion of the expected value of some function g of a real random Variable X with density function f?

    You will have to solve some Gaussian-type integrals but it should be straight-forward :smile:
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