Determine the distribution of Y = X_1 + X_2 + . . . + X_n
by first determining the joint distribution of
Z_1 = X_1
Z_2 = X_1 + X_2
Z_3 = X_1 + X_2 + X_3
Z_n = X_1 + X_2 + X_3 + . . . + X_n
and then computing the marginal distribution of Z_n
According to my text book:
Exp(a), a>0 has density
and E[X]=a Var(X)=a^2 and the characteristic function is phi x(t)=1/(1-ait)
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Here it is given that are independent Exp[a] distributed random variables.
Now, the probability density function of is given by,
Thus the joint probability density function of is given ...
The solution describes the determination of the joint distribution of the sum of n independent Exponential random variables.