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## Contents

### Description

The U quadratic distribution is defined by the following density function

$f(x)=\alpha \left ( x - \beta \right )^2, \forall x \in [a , b], a < b$,

where the relation between the two pairs of parameters (domain-support, a and b) and (range/offset α and β) are given by the following two equations

(gravitational balance center) $\beta = {b+a \over 2}$, and
(vertical scale) $\alpha = {12 \over \left ( b-a \right )^3}$.

### Properties

• Support Parameters: $a < b \in (-\infty,\infty)$
• Scale/Offset Parameters: $\alpha \in (0,\infty)$ and $\beta \in (-\infty,\infty)$
• PDF: $f(x)=\alpha \left ( x - \beta \right )^2, \forall x \in [a , b]$
• CDF $F(x)={\alpha \over 3} \left ( (x - \beta)^3 + (\beta - a)^3 \right ), \forall x \in [a , b]$
• Mean: ${a+b \over 2}$
• Median: ${a+b \over 2}$
• Modes: a and b
• Variance: ${3 \over 20} (b-a)^2$
• Skewness: 0 (distribution is symmetric around the mean)
• Kurtosis: ${3 \over 112} (b-a)^4$
• Moment Generating Function: $M_x(t)= {-3\left(e^{at}(4+(a^2+2a(-2+b)+b^2)t)- e^{bt} (4 + (-4b + (a+b)^2)t)\right) \over (a-b)^3 t^2 }$
• Characteristic Function: ${3i\left(e^{iat}(-4i+(a^2+2a(-2+b)+b^2)t)+ e^{ibt} (4i - (-4b + (a+b)^2)t)\right) \over (a-b)^3 t^2 }$