What are the distributions of these random variables?

What would be the distribution of $y$, when:

1. $y = x^2$ and $x\sim\mathcal{N}(\mu, \sigma^2)$.
2. $y = x^2$ and $x\sim$ Log-$\mathcal{N}$.
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is $\mathbb{N}$ suppose to denote the standard normal distribution? If so, the first one is $\chi^{2}_{1}$. –  Macro Jul 18 '11 at 2:07
Sounds like homework..? –  hawk Jul 18 '11 at 12:40
@Simon Byrne I think you added the tag "homework", but it's a guess. You can't know if it is homework, unless the asker says so. –  Theta30 Aug 4 '11 at 19:56

Assuming $X\sim\mathcal{N}\left(0,1\right)$ then $Y=X^2\sim\mathcal{\chi}_{1}^{2}$.

Assuming $X\sim\text{log-}\mathcal{N}\left(0,1\right)$ then $Y=X^2\sim\text{log-}\mathcal{N}\left(0,4\right)$.

EDIT:

In general, if $X\sim\text{log-}\mathcal{N}\left(\mu,\sigma^2\right)$, then according to the Wikipedia article, $X^\alpha\sim\text{log-}\mathcal{N}\left(\alpha\mu,\alpha^2\sigma^2\right)$.

I'm unsure of the general case for $X^\alpha$ when $X\sim\mathcal{N}\left(0,1\right)$.

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What about general case? –  MYaseen208 Jul 18 '11 at 2:28
For the first question, $y=x^2$ is a Non-central chi-square distibution, up to a scalar ($\sigma^2$).