
1997; 510 pp; softcover ISBN10: 0821894145 ISBN13: 9780821894149 List Price: US$60 Member Price: US$48 Order Code: IPROB.S See also: Probability Tales  Charles M Grinstead, William P Peterson and J Laurie Snell Random Walk and the Heat Equation  Gregory F Lawler Probability: The Science of Uncertainty: with Applications to Investments, Insurance, and Engineering  Michael A Bean Foundations and Applications of Statistics: An Introduction Using \(\mathsf{R}\)  Randall Pruim  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:
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 Request an examination or desk copy. Readership Instructors of mathematics, physical and social science, engineering, and computer science interested in probability theory and stochastic processes. Table of Contents



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