# Bernoulli trial

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## Bernoulli trial

n. Statistics
An experiment having only two possible outcomes, usually denoted success and failure, with the properties that the probability of occurrence of each outcome is the same in each trial and the occurrence of one excludes the occurrence of the other in any given trial.

[After Jakob Bernoulli.]

## Bernoulli trial

n
(Statistics) statistics one of a sequence of independent experiments each of which has the same probability of success, such as successive throws of a die, the outcome of which is described by a binomial distribution. See also binomial experiment, geometric distribution
[named after Jacques Bernoulli]
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We begin by modeling the survival or failure of a nest over an interval t as a Bernoulli trial with parameter [p.sup.t]: P(Y = y\p) = [([p.sup.t]).sup.y] [(1 - [p.sup.t]).sup.1 - y], where y is defined above and p is the daily survival probability of the nest.
As we mentioned in Section 2.2., a Standard Uniform U(0,1) variable can be used to model a binary process, that is, a Bernoulli trial. Let p [member of] (0, 1) be fixed and let U [member of] U(0,1).

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