Probability and Statistics by Example
Volume 1. Basic Probability and Statistics
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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.Read more
- 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."
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"…authors claim that this book simplifies life for test-taking students by offering them a wealth of exercises along with complete solutions. Highly recommended."
"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."
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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
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
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