Continuous Bivariate Distributions / Edition 2

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"Random variables are rarely independent in practice and so many multivariate distributions have been proposed in the literature to give a dependence structure for two or more variables. In this book, we restrict ourselves to the bivariate distributions for two reasons: (i) correlation structure and other properties are easier to understand and the joint density plot can be displayed more easily, and (ii) a bivariate distribution can normally be extended to a multivariate one through a vector or matrix representation. This volume is a revision of Chapters 1-17 of the previous book Continous Bivariate Distributions, Emphasising Applications authored by Drs. Paul Hutchinson and Chin-Diew Lai." The book updates the subject of copulas which have grown immensely during the past two decades. Similarly, conditionally specified distributions and skewed distributions have become important topics of discussion in this area of research. This volume, which provides an up-to-date review of various developments relating to bivariate distributions in general, should be of interest to academics and graduate students, as well as applied researchers in finance, economics, science, engineering and technology.

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“The authors present the forms, properties, dependence structures, computation, and applications of numerous continuous bivariate distributions. … One of the nice features of this edition is that it presents bivariate distributions that are generated by a variety of copulas. … The new edition is comprised of 14 chapters including references at the end of each chapter … and subject index at the end. … I can safely recommend this book as a handy resource manual for researchers as well as practitioners working in this area.” (Technometrics, Vol. 51 (4), November, 2009)
“The book begins with a survey of univariate distributions, necessary to clarify notation in subsequent chapters. … Every time you open this volume, even at a random page, you’ll likely find something of interest. … You might well recommend it as collateral reading in a statistics class that you are teaching. As the students progress in their academic pursuits and/or in their subsequent careers, it will be a useful reference.” (Barry C. Arnold, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2012 h)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387096131
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 6/22/2009
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Univariate distributions. - Bivariate copulas. - Distributions expressed as copulas. - Concepts of shastic dependence. - Measures of dependence. - Constructions of bivariate distributions.- Bivariate distributions constructed by conditional approach. - Variables in common method. - Bivariate gamma and related distributions. - Simple forms of the bivariate density function. - Bivariate exponentional and related distributions. - Bivariate normal distribution. - Bivariate extreme value distributions. - Elliptically symmetric bivariate distributions and other symmetric distributions. - Simulation of bivariate observations.
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