Probability theory : the logic of science [EBook] / E.T. Jaynes ; edited by G. Larry Bretthorst.
Probability theory : the logic of science [EBook] / E.T. Jaynes ; edited by G. Larry Bretthorst.
The standard rules of probability can be interpreted as uniquely valid principles in logic. In this book, E. T. Jaynes dispels the imaginary distinction between 'probability theory' and 'statistical inference', leaving a logical unity and simplicity, which provides greater techni...
Personal Name(s):  Jaynes, E. T., (author) 

Bretthorst, G. Larry, (editor)  
Imprint: 
Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press,
2003

Physical Description: 
1 online resource (xxix, 727 pages) 
Note: 
englisch 
ISBN: 
9780521592710 9780511790423 
Subject (LOC):  
Full Text 
The standard rules of probability can be interpreted as uniquely valid principles in logic. In this book, E. T. Jaynes dispels the imaginary distinction between 'probability theory' and 'statistical inference', leaving a logical unity and simplicity, which provides greater technical power and flexibility in applications. This book goes beyond the conventional mathematics of probability theory, viewing the subject in a wider context. New results are discussed, along with applications of probability theory to a wide variety of problems in physics, mathematics, economics, chemistry and biology. It contains many exercises and problems, and is suitable for use as a textbook on graduate level courses involving data analysis. The material is aimed at readers who are already familiar with applied mathematics at an advanced undergraduate level or higher. The book will be of interest to scientists working in any area where inference from incomplete information is necessary. 