Taking Chances

Winning with Probability
Author: John Haigh
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198526636
Category: Games
Page: 373
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"What are the odds against winning the Lotto, The Weakest Link, or Who Wants to be a Millionaire? The answer lies in the science of probability, yet many of us are unaware of how this science works. Every day, people make judgements on a wide variety of situations where chance plays a role, including buying insurance, betting on horse-racing, following medical advice - even carrying an umbrella. In Taking Chances, John Haigh guides the reader round common pitfalls, demonstrates how to make better-informed decisions, and shows where the odds can be unexpectedly in your favour. This new edition has been fully updated, and includes information on top television shows, plus a new chapter on Probability for Lawyers."--BOOK JACKET.

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

Understanding Probability


Author: Henk Tijms
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139511076
Category: Mathematics
Page: N.A
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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.

Probability: A Very Short Introduction


Author: John Haigh
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199588481
Category: Mathematics
Page: 128
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Making good decisions under conditions of uncertainty requires an appreciation of the way random chance works. In this Very Short Introduction, John Haigh provides a brief account of probability theory; explaining the philosophical approaches, discussing probability distributions, and looking its applications in science and economics.

Analysis and Probability


Author: Aurel Spataru
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0124017274
Category: Mathematics
Page: 404
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Probability theory is a rapidly expanding field and is used in many areas of science and technology. Beginning from a basis of abstract analysis, this mathematics book develops the knowledge needed for advanced students to develop a complex understanding of probability. The first part of the book systematically presents concepts and results from analysis before embarking on the study of probability theory. The initial section will also be useful for those interested in topology, measure theory, real analysis and functional analysis. The second part of the book presents the concepts, methodology and fundamental results of probability theory. Exercises are included throughout the text, not just at the end, to teach each concept fully as it is explained, including presentations of interesting extensions of the theory. The complete and detailed nature of the book makes it ideal as a reference book or for self-study in probability and related fields. Covers a wide range of subjects including f-expansions, Fuk-Nagaev inequalities and Markov triples. Provides multiple clearly worked exercises with complete proofs. Guides readers through examples so they can understand and write research papers independently.

Probability Theory

A Concise Course
Author: Y. A. Rozanov
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486321142
Category: Mathematics
Page: 148
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This clear exposition begins with basic concepts and moves on to combination of events, dependent events and random variables, Bernoulli trials and the De Moivre-Laplace theorem, and more. Includes 150 problems, many with answers.

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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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-1


Author: Albert N. Shiryaev
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0387722068
Category: Mathematics
Page: 486
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Advanced maths students have been waiting for this, the third edition of a text that deals with one of the fundamentals of their field. This book contains a systematic treatment of probability from the ground up, starting with intuitive ideas and gradually developing more sophisticated subjects, such as random walks and the Kalman-Bucy filter. Examples are discussed in detail, and there are a large number of exercises. This third edition contains new problems and exercises, new proofs, expanded material on financial mathematics, financial engineering, and mathematical statistics, and a final chapter on the history of probability theory.

Probability

Theory and Examples
Author: Rick Durrett
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113949113X
Category: Mathematics
Page: N.A
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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.

Introduction to Probability


Author: John E. Freund
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486158438
Category: Mathematics
Page: 247
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Featured topics include permutations and factorials, probabilities and odds, frequency interpretation, mathematical expectation, decision making, postulates of probability, rule of elimination, much more. Exercises with some solutions. Summary. 1973 edition.

Probability


Author: Eric T. Olson
Publisher: Walch Publishing
ISBN: 9780825138119
Category: Mathematics
Page: 74
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Covers key middle school and high school topics in the context of everyday life scenarios. Makes data collection and description, outcomes, probability, tree diagrams, multiplying probabilities, and odds fun and understandable.

Probability Theory

Proceedings of the 1989 Singapore Probability Conference held at the National University of Singapore, June 8–16, 1989
Author: Louis H. Y. Chen,Kwok P. Choi,Kaiyuan Hu,Lou Jiann-Hua
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110862824
Category: Mathematics
Page: 218
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The series is aimed specifically at publishing peer reviewed reviews and contributions presented at workshops and conferences. Each volume is associated with a particular conference, symposium or workshop. These events cover various topics within pure and applied mathematics and provide up-to-date coverage of new developments, methods and applications.

Text Book of Probability and Theoretical Distributions


Author: A.K. Sharma
Publisher: Discovery Publishing House
ISBN: 9788171419388
Category: Mathematics
Page: 197
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This book Probability and Theoretical Distributions is an outcome of author s long teaching experience of the subject. This book present a thorough treatment of what is required for the students of B.A./B.Sc. of various Universities. It includes fundamental concepts illustrated examples and application to various problems. Contents: Probability and Expected Value, Theoretical Distributions.

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.

Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics

Proceedings of the Seventh Vilnius Conference (1998), Vilnius, Lithuania, 12-18 August, 1998
Author: Bronius Grigelionis,Jonas Kubilius,V. Paulauskas,V. Statulevicius,H. Pragarauskas
Publisher: VSP
ISBN: 9789067643139
Category: Mathematics
Page: 740
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The 7th Vilnius Conference on Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics was held together with the 22nd European Meeting of Statisticians, 12--18 August 1998. This Proceedings volume contains invited lectures as well as some selected contributed papers. Topics included in the conference are: general inference; time series; statistics and probability in the life sciences; statistics and probability in natural and social science; applied probability; probability.

Probability with Statistical Applications


Author: Rinaldo B. Schinazi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780817642471
Category: Mathematics
Page: 218
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This concise text is intended for a one-semester course, and offers a practical introduction to probability for undergraduates at all levels with different backgrounds and views towards applications. Only basic calculus is required. However, the book is written so that the calculus difficulties of students do not obscure the probability content in the first six chapters. Thus, the exposition initially focuses on fundamental probability concepts and an easy introduction to statistics. Theory is kept to a minimum here, the striking feature being numerous exercises and examples.Chapters 7 and 8 rely heavily on the calculus of one and several variables to study sums of random variables (via moment generating functions), transformations of random variables (using distribution functions) and transformations of random vectors. In Chapter 8 a number of facts are proved with respect to expectation, variance and covariance, and normal samples.In recent years there has been an increasing need for teaching some statistics in an introductory probability course. Many undergraduate programs in biology, computer science, engineering, physics and mathematics have traditionally required such a course. Undergraduates and some high school seniors will find this text a useful and pleasant experience.

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.

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.

Understanding and Calculating the Odds

Probability Theory Basics and Calculus Guide for Beginners, with Applications in Games of Chance and Everyday Life
Author: Catalin Barboianu
Publisher: INFAROM Publishing
ISBN: 9738752019
Category: Games
Page: 420
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This book presents not only the mathematical concept of probability, but also its philosophical aspects, the relativity of probability and its applications and even the psychology of probability. All explanations are made in a comprehensible manner and are supported with suggestive examples from nature and daily life, and even with challenging math paradoxes. (Mathematics)