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Jim Daniel's Study Notes
Jim Daniel previously released Study Notes to help learners prepare for actuarial exams. These are not detailed study manuals full of practice problems, but are brief and free study aids written in a learner-friendly style. Only one of those notes remains relevant under the current exam system, so it is the only one listed here.
NOTE that the pdf files has live links to external websites referenced and live links to places referenced within the document. If you read the file with Adobe Acrobat or with a browser, links to external websites such as http:\\www.soa.org should appear boxed in green. If there is a reference within the document to Equation 2.4, say, the "2.4" should be boxed in red and clicking on it should take you back to that spot; clicking on the backward navigation arrow in Acrobat or your browser should return you to where you were when you clicked. If you print the document, however, none of these boxes should appear. These links were made live in order to make it easier for those that want to read the documents on a computer.
- "Mixture distributions in Exams MLC/3L and C/4", 12 pages intended to explain how to compute with the mixture distributions that now appear in Exam LTAM (see especially Sections 1.1 & 2.1 excluding Example 2.4) and especially in Exam C/4including a simple way to compute with the kernel-smoothing or kernel-density method of Exam C/4. You can download the pdf file for free.