You are here

Understanding Probability

Edition: 
3
Publisher: 
Cambridge University Press
Number of Pages: 
562
Price: 
48.00
ISBN: 
9781107658561

See our review of the second edition. In addition to the disappearance of the subtitle, changes in the third edition include new material on coincidences, optimal stopping, Kelly betting, and hitting probabilities in random walks. The more theoretical second half has new sections on continuous Bayesian statistics, the law of the iterated logarithm, Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulation, and continuous-time Markov chains.

Date Received: 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Reviewable: 
Yes
Include In BLL Rating: 
No
Henk Tijms
Publication Date: 
2012
Format: 
Paperback
Audience: 
Category: 
Textbook
Fernando Q. Gouvêa
08/8/2012

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. Discrete-time Markov chains
16. Continuous-time Markov chains
Appendix
Counting methods and ex
Recommended reading
Answers to odd-numbered problems
Bibliography
Index.

Publish Book: 
Modify Date: 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Dummy View - NOT TO BE DELETED