A Primer on Statistical Distributions / Edition 1

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"In A Primer on Statistical Distributions, you'll find a valuable review of often-overlooked distributions, including geometric, negative binomial, hypergeometric, Pareto, beta, gamma, chi-square, logistic, Cauchy, Laplace, extreme value, multinomial, Dirichlet, and multivariate normal." A Primer on Statistical Distributions is not only ideal for students and professionals in statistics, it can also benefit individuals in applied areas such as psychology, geography, economics, and engineering, and even professionals in need of a logically organized, comprehensive reference to statistical distributions.
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"…a good reference for statisticians to have available on their bookshelf…it would not be difficult to build an interesting and relevant course around this book that would be highly beneficial to our students…" (Journal of the American Statistical Association, June 2004)

“...a very interesting and useful book...highly recommended...” (Choice, Vol. 41, No. 5, January 2004)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471427988
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/3/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.43 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

N. BALAKRISHNAN, PhD, is Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

V. B. NEVZOROV, PhD, DS, is Professor of Probability and Statistics at St. Petersburg State University in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Table of Contents

1 Preliminaries 1
2 Discrete Uniform Distribution 29
3 Degenerate Distribution 39
4 Bernoulli Distribution 43
5 Binomial Distribution 49
6 Geometric Distribution 63
7 Negative Binomial Distribution 73
8 Hypergeometric Distribution 83
9 Poisson Distribution 89
10 Miscellanea 101
11 Uniform Distribution 107
12 Cauchy Distribution 119
13 Triangular Distribution 123
14 Power Distribution 127
15 Pareto Distribution 133
16 Beta Distribution 139
17 Arcsine Distribution 151
18 Exponential Distribution 157
19 Laplace Distribution 169
20 Gamma Distribution 179
21 Extreme Value Distributions 189
22 Logistic Distribution 197
23 Normal Distribution 209
24 Miscellanea 235
25 Multinomial Distribution 249
26 Multivariate Normal Distribution 259
27 Dirichlet Distribution 269
App Pioneers in Distribution Theory 277
Bibliography 289
Author Index 294
Subject Index 297
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