Axiom of Positivity, Certainity and Union

Axiomatic Approach

Axiomatic approach is a way of describing probability of an event. If S is the sample space of a random experiment and E is the power set of S, then a real valued function from E to [0,1] is probability function if it satisfies the following axioms:

  1. Axiom of Positivity

    P(E) ≥ 0 if E ∈ f(s)

  2. Axiom of Certainty

    P(S) = 1, when S is the sample space

  3. Axiom of Union

    P(A∪B) = P(A) + P(B) for every exclusive events A and B