Understanding probability [EBook] / Henk Tijms.
Understanding probability [EBook] / Henk Tijms.
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 wid...
Personal Name(s):  Tijms, H. C., (author) 

Edition: 
Third edition. 
Imprint: 
Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press,
2012

Physical Description: 
1 online resource (x, 562 pages) 
Note: 
englisch 
ISBN: 
9781107658561 9781139206990 
Subject (LOC):  
Full Text 
Table of Contents:
 Machine generated contents note: Preface; Introduction; Part I. Probability in Action: 1. Probability questions; 2. The 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. Discretetime Markov chains; 16. Continuoustime Markov chains; Appendix; Counting methods and ex; Recommended reading; Answers to oddnumbered problems; Bibliography; Index.