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Techniques for obtaining estimates

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Estimates occur all over mathematics. This article contains links to articles and navigation pages about estimating different kinds of quantities.

Different quantities one might estimate

Estimating sums

Estimating integrals

Estimating limits

Estimating cardinalities

Estimating probabilities

Useful techniques to know about

Insert constraints into estimates and error terms

Use basic examples to calibrate exponents

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Perhaps, there can be entries here on estimating probabilities and expectations.

Some estimation methods for probabilities and expectations:

  • asymptotic methods,
  • martingale methods,
  • simulation methods.

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