Probability Demystified 2/E [NOOK Book]

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Stack the odds in your favor for mastering probability

Don't leave your knowledge of probability to chance. Instead, turn to Probability Demystified, Second Edition, for learning fundamental concepts and theories step-by-step.

This practical guide eases you into the subject of probability using familiar ...

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Overview

Stack the odds in your favor for mastering probability

Don't leave your knowledge of probability to chance. Instead, turn to Probability Demystified, Second Edition, for learning fundamental concepts and theories step-by-step.

This practical guide eases you into the subject of probability using familiar items such as coins, cards, and dice. As you progress, you will master concepts such as addition and multiplication rules, odds and expectation, probability distributions, and more. You'll learn the relationship between probability and normal distribution, as well as how to use the recently developed Monte Carlo method of simulation. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas.

It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about:

• Classical probability

• Game theory

• Actuarial science

• Bayes' theorem

• Odds and expectation

• Binomial distribution

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Probability Demystified, Second Edition, helps you master this essential subject.

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Product Details

• ISBN-13: 9780071780988
• Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
• Publication date: 2/7/2012
• Series: Demystified
• Sold by: Barnes & Noble
• Format: eBook
• Edition number: 2
• Pages: 272
• Sales rank: 690,292
• File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Allan G. Bluman is professor emeritus at the Community College of Allegheny County, South Campus. He taught mathematics and statistics in high school, college, and graduate school for more than 35 years. Mr. Bluman is the recipient of “An Apple for the Teacher Award” for bringing excellence to the learning environment and the “Most Successful Revision of a Textbook” award from McGraw-Hill. He is the author of three mathematics textbooks and several highly successful books in the DeMYSTiFieD series, including Pre-Algrebra DeMYSTiFieD, Math Word Problems DeMYSTiFieD and Business Math DeMYSTiFieD.

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Ch 1 – Basic Concepts

Ch 2 – Sample Spaces

Ch 3 – The Addition Rules

Ch 4 – The Multiplication Rules

Ch 5 – Odds and Expectation

Ch 6 – The Counting Rules

Ch 7 – The Binomial Distribution

Ch 8 –Other Probability Distributions

Ch 9 – The Normal Distribution

Ch 10 – Simulation

Ch 11 — Game Theory

Ch 12 – Actuarial Science

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