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Homework Help: What does stand for?

  1. Sep 2, 2008 #1
    What does << stand for ?

    for example...

    Consider a situation where the probability P is small, P<<1

    does it mean alot less than 1?
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  3. Sep 2, 2008 #2


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    Yes it means much less than.

    In your example P(x)<<1 means the probability of x occuring is much less than 1
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