Definition:Elementary Event

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Let $\EE$ be an experiment.

An elementary event of $\EE$, often denoted $\omega$ (Greek lowercase omega) is one of the elements of the sample space $\Omega$ (Greek capital omega) of $\EE$.

Also known as

An elementary event is one of the possible outcomes of $\EE$.

Thus outcome means the same thing as elementary event.

Some sources refer to an elementary event as a sample point.


Throwing a 6-Sided Die

Let $\EE$ be the experiment of throwing a standard $6$-sided die.

The elementary events of $\EE$ are the elements of the set $\set {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}$.

Also see

  • Results about elementary events can be found here.