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In the first case the point A is deleted while in the second case the point B is deleted. In these two cases, we may simply denote the arcs by a < 0 < ß and ß < 0 < α respectively. For — oo < a < /? f. 2) where the integral is a Lebesgue-Stieltjes integral. f. 's on the real line, lim F(0) = oo, lim F(0) = - o o . However, F(0) = 0, F(2TT) = 1. 2) shows that F(ß) — F(a) is independent of this choice. Thus changing the zero direction simply adds a constant to F. f. F by initially considering Θ in the range — π < θ < π so that F(—π) = 0 and F(n) = 1.

F. f. of xw is /w(0)= Σ f(ß + 2nk). 8b. Properties (a) If φ(ί) is the cf. of A- then the cf, of xw is simply φ(ρ). Since, Γ2η ΦΡ= JO oo e'"dFw(e)= Σ Λ2π(Λ+1) e^aFiß) k=-aoj2nk =/: cipx dF(x) = φ(ρ).

5) We now show that x0 has some desirable properties as a measure of loca tion. Let 0 / , . . , 0rt when the new zero direction is a. Let 1 " C = — Y cos 0/, n f= i 1 n S' = — Y sin 0/. /i ,·= i We have 0/ = (0. R sin (x 0 - oc). 2) is satisfied. R' = Ä. 5), we have X sin (0, - x 0 ) = 0. e. the sum of deviations about the mean equals zero. We will show in the next section that the mean direction minimizes a suitable measure of dis persion. 3. 1. Definition Let Pt be the point corresponding to 0f on the unit circle and let a be a fixed direction.