 The Resource Understanding probability, Henk Tijms

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Label
Understanding probability
Title
Understanding probability
Statement of responsibility
Henk Tijms
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Understanding Probability is a unique and stimulating approach to a first course in probability. The first part of the book demystifies probability and uses many wonderful probability applications from everyday life to help the reader develop a feel for probabilities. The second part, covering a wide range of topics, teaches clearly and simply the basics of probability. This fully revised third edition has been packed with even more exercises and examples, and it includes new sections on Bayesian inference, Markov chain Monte Carlo simulation, hitting probabilities in random walks and Brownian motion, and a new chapter on continuous-time Markov chains with applications. Here you will find all the material taught in an introductory probability course. The first part of the book, with its easy-going style, can be read by anybody with a reasonable background in high school mathematics. The second part of the book requires a basic course in calculus"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
DLC
Tijms, H. C
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA273
LC item number
.T48 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
• Probabilities
• Mathematical analysis
• Chance
• MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General
Label
Understanding probability, Henk Tijms
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 556-557) and index
Contents
Part I. Probability in Action : 1. Probability questions; 2. Law of large numbers and simulation; 3. Probabilities in everyday life; 4. Rare events and lotteries; 5. Probability and statistics; 6. Chance trees and Bayes' rule -- Part II. Essentials of Probability : 7. Foundations of probability theory; 8. Conditional probability and Bayes; 9. Basic rules for discrete random variables; 10. Continuous random variables; 11. Jointly distributed random variables; 12. Multivariate normal distribution; 13. Conditioning by random variables; 14. Generating functions; 15. Discrete-time Markov chains; 16. Continuous-time Markov chains -- Appendix : Counting methods and ex
Control code
779264864
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
3rd ed
Extent
x, 562 p.
Isbn
9781107658561
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012010536
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)779264864
Label
Understanding probability, Henk Tijms
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 556-557) and index
Contents
Part I. Probability in Action : 1. Probability questions; 2. Law of large numbers and simulation; 3. Probabilities in everyday life; 4. Rare events and lotteries; 5. Probability and statistics; 6. Chance trees and Bayes' rule -- Part II. Essentials of Probability : 7. Foundations of probability theory; 8. Conditional probability and Bayes; 9. Basic rules for discrete random variables; 10. Continuous random variables; 11. Jointly distributed random variables; 12. Multivariate normal distribution; 13. Conditioning by random variables; 14. Generating functions; 15. Discrete-time Markov chains; 16. Continuous-time Markov chains -- Appendix : Counting methods and ex
Control code
779264864
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
3rd ed
Extent
x, 562 p.
Isbn
9781107658561
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012010536
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)779264864

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