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A First Course in Probability, Global Edition, 10th Edition

Sheldon Ross

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A First Course in Probability, Global Edition, 10th Edition

By Sheldon Ross
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Overview
Author
Sheldon Ross
Edition
10th
ISBN
9781292269207
Published Date
22/12/2019
Pages
528
For upper-level to graduate courses in Probability or Probability and Statistics, for majors in mathematics, statistics, engineering, and the sciences.

Explores both the mathematics and the many potential applications of probability theory

A First Course in Probability offers an elementary introduction to the theory of probability for students in mathematics, statistics, engineering, and the sciences. Through clear and intuitive explanations, it attempts to present not only the mathematics of probability theory, but also the many diverse possible applications of this subject through numerous examples. The 10th Edition includes many new and updated problems, exercises, and text material chosen both for inherent interest and for use in building student intuition about probability.
Features
  • Analysis is unique to the text and elegantly designed. Examples include the knockout tournament and multiple players gambling ruin problem, along with results concerning the sum of uniform and the sum of geometric random variables.
  • Intuitive explanations are supported with an abundance of examples to give readers a thorough introduction to both the theory and applications of probability.
  • Examples such as Example 4n of Chapter 3, which deals with computing NCAA basketball tournament win probabilities, and Example 5b of Chapter 4, which introduces the friendship paradox.
  • Self-Test Problems and Exercises include complete solutions in the appendix, allowing students to test their comprehension and study for exam
Table of contents
  • 1. COMBINATORIAL ANALYSIS
  • 2. AXIOMS OF PROBABILITY
  • 3. CONDITIONAL PROBABILITY AND INDEPENDENCE
  • 4. RANDOM VARIABLES
  • 5. CONTINUOUS RANDOM VARIABLES
  • 6. JOINTLY DISTRIBUTED RANDOM VARIABLES
  • 7. PROPERTIES OF EXPECTATION
  • 8. LIMIT THEOREMS 394
  • 9. ADDITIONAL TOPICS IN PROBABILITY
  • 10. SIMULATION
  • Self-Test Problems and Exercises
  • Answers to Selected Problems
  • Solutions to Self-Test Problems and Exercises
  • Index