Probability

Theory and Examples
Author: Rick Durrett
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113949113X
Category: Mathematics
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This classic introduction to probability theory for beginning graduate students covers laws of large numbers, central limit theorems, random walks, martingales, Markov chains, ergodic theorems, and Brownian motion. It is a comprehensive treatment concentrating on the results that are the most useful for applications. Its philosophy is that the best way to learn probability is to see it in action, so there are 200 examples and 450 problems. The fourth edition begins with a short chapter on measure theory to orient readers new to the subject.

Probability


Author: Jim Pitman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387979748
Category: Mathematics
Page: 560
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Preface to the Instructor This is a text for a one-quarter or one-semester course in probability, aimed at stu dents who have done a year of calculus. The book is organized so a student can learn the fundamental ideas of probability from the first three chapters without reliance on calculus. Later chapters develop these ideas further using calculus tools. The book contains more than the usual number of examples worked out in detail. It is not possible to go through all these examples in class. Rather, I suggest that you deal quickly with the main points of theory, then spend class time on problems from the exercises, or your own favorite problems. The most valuable thing for students to learn from a course like this is how to pick up a probability problem in a new setting and relate it to the standard body of theory. The more they see this happen in class, and the more they do it themselves in exercises, the better. The style of the text is deliberately informal. My experience is that students learn more from intuitive explanations, diagrams, and examples than they do from theo rems and proofs. So the emphasis is on problem solving rather than theory.

An Introduction to Probability Theory


Author: K. Itô
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521269605
Category: Mathematics
Page: 213
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One of the most distinguished probability theorists in the world rigorously explains the basic probabilistic concepts while fostering an intuitive understanding of random phenomena.

Elementary applications of probability theory


Author: Henry Clavering Tuckwell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780412304804
Category: Mathematics
Page: 225
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This book provides a clear and straightforward introduction to applications of probability theory with examples given in the biological sciences and engineering. The first chapter contains a summary of basic probability theory. Chapters two to five deal with random variables and their applications. Topics covered include geometric probability, estimation of animal and plant populations, reliability theory and computer simulation. Chapter six contains a lucid account of the convergence of sequences of random variables, with emphasis on the central limit theorem and the weak law of numbers. The next four chapters introduce random processes, including random walks and Markov chains illustrated by examples in population genetics and population growth. This edition also includes two chapters which introduce, in a manifestly readable fashion, the topic of stochastic differential equations and their applications.

Probability


Author: Leo Breiman
Publisher: SIAM
ISBN: 9781611971286
Category: Probabilities
Page: 421
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Well known for the clear, inductive nature of its exposition, this reprint volume is an excellent introduction to mathematical probability theory. It may be used as a graduate-level text in one- or two-semester courses in probability for students who are familiar with basic measure theory, or as a supplement in courses in stochastic processes or mathematical statistics. Designed around the needs of the student, this book achieves readability and clarity by giving the most important results in each area while not dwelling on any one subject. Each new idea or concept is introduced from an intuitive, common-sense point of view. Students are helped to understand why things work, instead of being given a dry theorem-proof regime.

Introduction to Probability


Author: Charles Miller Grinstead,James Laurie Snell
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821894145
Category: Probabilities
Page: 510
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This text is designed for an introductory probability course at the university level for sophomores, juniors, and seniors in mathematics, physical and social sciences, engineering, and computer science. It presents a thorough treatment of ideas and techniques necessary for a firm understanding of the subject. The text is also recommended for use in discrete probability courses. The material is organized so that the discrete and continuous probability discussions are presented in a separate, but parallel, manner. This organization does not emphasize an overly rigorous or formal view of probability and therefore offers some strong pedagogical value. Hence, the discrete discussions can sometimes serve to motivate the more abstract continuous probability discussions. Features: Key ideas are developed in a somewhat leisurely style, providing a variety of interesting applications to probability and showing some nonintuitive ideas. Over 600 exercises provide the opportunity for practicing skills and developing a sound understanding of ideas. Numerous historical comments deal with the development of discrete probability. The text includes many computer programs that illustrate the algorithms or the methods of computation for important problems. The book is a beautiful introduction to probability theory at the beginning level. The book contains a lot of examples and an easy development of theory without any sacrifice of rigor, keeping the abstraction to a minimal level. It is indeed a valuable addition to the study of probability theory. --Zentralblatt MATH

Probability Theory


Author: A A Borovkov
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789056990466
Category: Mathematics
Page: 484
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Probability theory forms the basis of mathematical statistics, and has applications in many related areas. This comprehensive book tackles the principal problems and advanced questions of probability theory in 21 self-contained chapters, which are presented in logical order, but are also easy to deal with individually. The book is further distinguished by the inclusion of clear and illustrative proofs of the fundamental results. Probability theory is currently an extremely active area of research internationally, and the importance of the Russian school in the development of the subject has long been recognized. The frequent references to Russian literature throughout this work lend a fresh dimension to the book, and make it an invaluable source of reference for Western researchers and advanced students in probability related subjects.

Probability Theory


Author: Heinz Bauer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110814668
Category: Mathematics
Page: 538
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The series is devoted to the publication of monographs and high-level textbooks in mathematics, mathematical methods and their applications. Apart from covering important areas of current interest, a major aim is to make topics of an interdisciplinary nature accessible to the non-specialist. The works in this series are addressed to advanced students and researchers in mathematics and theoretical physics. In addition, it can serve as a guide for lectures and seminars on a graduate level. The series de Gruyter Studies in Mathematics was founded ca. 30 years ago by the late Professor Heinz Bauer and Professor Peter Gabriel with the aim to establish a series of monographs and textbooks of high standard, written by scholars with an international reputation presenting current fields of research in pure and applied mathematics. While the editorial board of the Studies has changed with the years, the aspirations of the Studies are unchanged. In times of rapid growth of mathematical knowledge carefully written monographs and textbooks written by experts are needed more than ever, not least to pave the way for the next generation of mathematicians. In this sense the editorial board and the publisher of the Studies are devoted to continue the Studies as a service to the mathematical community. Please submit any book proposals to Niels Jacob.

Probability Theory

The Logic of Science
Author: E. T. Jaynes,G. Larry Bretthorst
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521592710
Category: Mathematics
Page: 727
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Concepts of Probability Theory


Author: Paul E. Pfeiffer
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486636771
Category: Mathematics
Page: 405
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Using the simple conceptual framework of the Kolmogorov model, this intermediate-level textbook discusses random variables and probability distributions, sums and integrals, mathematical expectation, sequence and sums of random variables, and random processes. For advanced undergraduate students of science, engineering, or mathematics acquainted with basic calculus. Includes problems with answers and six appendixes. 1965 edition.

Probability Theory


Author: Vladimir Rotar
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789810222130
Category: Mathematics
Page: 414
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This book presents a rigorous exposition of probability theory for a variety of applications. The first part of the book is a self-contained account of the fundamentals. Material suitable for advanced study is then developed from the basic concepts. Emphasis is placed on examples, sound interpretation of results and scope for applications.A distinctive feature of the book is that it discusses modern applications seldom covered in traditional texts. Two cases in point are risk theory (or comparison of distributions) and stochastic optimization. The book also includes some recent developments of probability theory, for example limit theorems for sums of dependent variables, nonlinear and nonclassical limit theorems. Simplified proofs and a unified approach to the exposition of many results are other key features.The book may be used as a textbook for graduate students and advanced undergraduates, and as a work of reference.

Probability

Elements of the Mathematical Theory
Author: C. R. Heathcote
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486411491
Category: Mathematics
Page: 267
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Text deals with basic notions of probablity spaces, random variables, distribution and generating functions, joint distributions and the convergence properties of sequences of random variables. Over 250 exercises with solutions.

Real Analysis and Probability


Author: R. M. Dudley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521007542
Category: Mathematics
Page: 555
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This classic graduate textbook offers a clear exposition of modern probability theory and of the interplay between the properties of metric spaces and probability measures. The comprehensive historical notes have been further amplified for this new edition, and a number of new exercises have been added, together with hints for solution.

Introduction to Probability Models


Author: Sheldon M. Ross
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780123756879
Category: Mathematics
Page: 800
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Introduction to Probability Models, Tenth Edition, provides an introduction to elementary probability theory and stochastic processes. There are two approaches to the study of probability theory. One is heuristic and nonrigorous, and attempts to develop in students an intuitive feel for the subject that enables him or her to think probabilistically. The other approach attempts a rigorous development of probability by using the tools of measure theory. The first approach is employed in this text. The book begins by introducing basic concepts of probability theory, such as the random variable, conditional probability, and conditional expectation. This is followed by discussions of stochastic processes, including Markov chains and Poison processes. The remaining chapters cover queuing, reliability theory, Brownian motion, and simulation. Many examples are worked out throughout the text, along with exercises to be solved by students. This book will be particularly useful to those interested in learning how probability theory can be applied to the study of phenomena in fields such as engineering, computer science, management science, the physical and social sciences, and operations research. Ideally, this text would be used in a one-year course in probability models, or a one-semester course in introductory probability theory or a course in elementary stochastic processes. New to this Edition: 65% new chapter material including coverage of finite capacity queues, insurance risk models and Markov chains Contains compulsory material for new Exam 3 of the Society of Actuaries containing several sections in the new exams Updated data, and a list of commonly used notations and equations, a robust ancillary package, including a ISM, SSM, and test bank Includes SPSS PASW Modeler and SAS JMP software packages which are widely used in the field Hallmark features: Superior writing style Excellent exercises and examples covering the wide breadth of coverage of probability topics Real-world applications in engineering, science, business and economics

A Modern Approach to Probability Theory


Author: Bert E. Fristedt,Lawrence F. Gray
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780817638078
Category: Mathematics
Page: 758
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Students and teachers of mathematics and related fields will find this book a comprehensive and modern approach to probability theory, providing the background and techniques to go from the beginning graduate level to the point of specialization in research areas of current interest. The book is designed for a two- or three-semester course, assuming only courses in undergraduate real analysis or rigorous advanced calculus, and some elementary linear algebra. A variety of applications—Bayesian statistics, financial mathematics, information theory, tomography, and signal processing—appear as threads to both enhance the understanding of the relevant mathematics and motivate students whose main interests are outside of pure areas.

Probability with Martingales


Author: David Williams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521406055
Category: Mathematics
Page: 251
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This is a masterly introduction to the modern and rigorous theory of probability. The author adopts the martingale theory as his main theme and moves at a lively pace through the subject's rigorous foundations. Measure theory is introduced and then immediately exploited by being applied to real probability theory. Classical results, such as Kolmogorov's Strong Law of Large Numbers and Three-Series Theorem are proved by martingale techniques. A proof of the Central Limit Theorem is also given. The author's style is entertaining and inimitable with pedagogy to the fore. Exercises play a vital role; there is a full quota of interesting and challenging problems, some with hints.

Probability and Heat

Fundamentals of Thermostatistics
Author: Friedrich Schlögl
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3663139778
Category: Science
Page: 252
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Philosophical Theories of Probability


Author: Donald Gillies
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134672454
Category: Philosophy
Page: 240
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The Twentieth Century has seen a dramatic rise in the use of probability and statistics in almost all fields of research. This has stimulated many new philosophical ideas on probability. Philosophical Theories of Probability is the first book to present a clear, comprehensive and systematic account of these various theories and to explain how they relate to one another. Gillies also offers a distinctive version of the propensity theory of probability, and the intersubjective interpretation, which develops the subjective theory.

Probability and Measure


Author: Patrick Billingsley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118341910
Category: Mathematics
Page: 656
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Praise for the Third Edition "It is, as far as I'm concerned, among the best books in math ever written....if you are a mathematician and want to have the top reference in probability, this is it." (Amazon.com, January 2006) A complete and comprehensive classic in probability and measure theory Probability and Measure, Anniversary Edition by Patrick Billingsley celebrates the achievements and advancements that have made this book a classic in its field for the past 35 years. Now re-issued in a new style and format, but with the reliable content that the third edition was revered for, this Anniversary Edition builds on its strong foundation of measure theory and probability with Billingsley's unique writing style. In recognition of 35 years of publication, impacting tens of thousands of readers, this Anniversary Edition has been completely redesigned in a new, open and user-friendly way in order to appeal to university-level students. This book adds a new foreward by Steve Lally of the Statistics Department at The University of Chicago in order to underscore the many years of successful publication and world-wide popularity and emphasize the educational value of this book. The Anniversary Edition contains features including: An improved treatment of Brownian motion Replacement of queuing theory with ergodic theory Theory and applications used to illustrate real-life situations Over 300 problems with corresponding, intensive notes and solutions Updated bibliography An extensive supplement of additional notes on the problems and chapter commentaries Patrick Billingsley was a first-class, world-renowned authority in probability and measure theory at a leading U.S. institution of higher education. He continued to be an influential probability theorist until his unfortunate death in 2011. Billingsley earned his Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy where he served as an officer. he went on to receive his Master's Degree and doctorate in Mathematics from Princeton University.Among his many professional awards was the Mathematical Association of America's Lester R. Ford Award for mathematical exposition. His achievements through his long and esteemed career have solidified Patrick Billingsley's place as a leading authority in the field and been a large reason for his books being regarded as classics. This Anniversary Edition of Probability and Measure offers advanced students, scientists, and engineers an integrated introduction to measure theory and probability. Like the previous editions, this Anniversary Edition is a key resource for students of mathematics, statistics, economics, and a wide variety of disciplines that require a solid understanding of probability theory.