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Praise for the First Edition:
"… students of all majors will benefit from the author’s fine presentation of applied probability models and computer simulation. I am seriously considering adopting it for a [probability-oriented course] … the chapters on simulation and applied probability models are truly outstanding …"
—Matthew A. Carlton, The American Statistician, August 2008
“…well-organized text seems designed as a gentle introduction to the mathematics of probability and statistics. …helpful diagrams…surprisingly detailed.”
—John Maindonald, International Statistical Review, Vol. 75, No. 2, 2007
"… an ideal textbook for computer science students. … This book is primarily intended for junior undergraduate to beginning graduate level students majoring in computer-related fields. It can also be used by electrical engineering, mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, and other majors for a standard introductory statistics course. Graduate students can use this book to prepare for probability-based courses such as queuing theory, artificial neural networks, and computer performance. Overall, this well-written text can be used as a standard reference on probability and statistical methods, simulation and modeling tools."
—Journal of the Royal Statistical Society
"The book represents a good reference to all who are interested in statistics, modeling stochastic processes, and computer simulation. … The book’s material is invaluable and presented with clarity …"
—Journal of Applied Statistics, 2007