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Probability and Statistics by Example

Volume 1. Basic Probability and Statistics

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  • Date Published: November 2005
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  • isbn: 9780511131479

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  • Because probability and statistics are as much about intuition and problem solving, as they are about theorem proving, students can find it very difficult to make a successful transition from lectures to examinations and practice. Since the subject is critical in many modern applications, Yuri Suhov and Michael Kelbert have rectified deficiencies in traditional lecture-based methods, by combining a wealth of exercises for which they have supplied complete solutions. These solutions are adapted to needs and skills of students and include basic mathematical facts as needed.

    • Enables readers to develop effective techniques for learning about and developing a deeper understanding of probability and statistics
    • Contains a substantial number of Cambridge exam questions, and solutions to help students prepare for examinations
    • Will also aid students in other disciplines including Analysis, Hilbert Spaces, Representation Theory and Statistical Physics
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    "All the ingredients that contribute to making a good lecture are in the book: well-explained theory, interesting examples, and funny jokes and amusing stories about famous probabilists and statisticians. The authors also give rhythm to the flow of the subjects, making the volume a very pleasant book to read."
    Mathematical Reviews

    "…authors claim that this book simplifies life for test-taking students by offering them a wealth of exercises along with complete solutions. Highly recommended."
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    "Well put together, well written and containing a regular joke to relax the mind, this book is an excellent text for courses in probability and statistics designed for the reasonably mathematically sophisticated."
    Charles Ashbacher

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    • Date Published: November 2005
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511131479
    • contains: 43 b/w illus. 2 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part A. Probability: A1. Discrete outcomes
    A2. Continuous outcomes
    A3. Index of problems for Part A
    Part B. Statistics: B1. Parameter estimation
    B2. Hypothesis testing
    B3. Tripos exam questions in IB statistics (1992–2004)
    Tables of random variables and probability distributions
    Glossary.

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    Yuri Suhov, Mark Kelbert

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    Yuri Suhov, University of Cambridge

    Mark Kelbert, University of Wales, Swansea
    Mark Kelbert is a Reader in Statistics in the Department of Mathematics at Swansea University. For many years he has also been associated with the Moscow Institute of Information Transmission Problems and the International Institute of Earthquake Prediction Theory and Mathematical Geophysics (Moscow).

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