Probability Demystified / Edition 1

Probability Demystified / Edition 1

by Allan Bluman, McGraw-Hill Companies
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071445498

ISBN-13: 9780071445498

Pub. Date: 01/27/2005

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Many people do not understand the basic concepts of probability, as evidenced by the proliferation of those participating in lotteries, horse racing, and gambling at casinos. But probability and statistics are becoming increasingly important in today’s society. As the basic ideas are being taught in elementary schools through college, it’s important

Overview

Many people do not understand the basic concepts of probability, as evidenced by the proliferation of those participating in lotteries, horse racing, and gambling at casinos. But probability and statistics are becoming increasingly important in today’s society. As the basic ideas are being taught in elementary schools through college, it’s important that everyone has a basic understanding of probability theory.

Probability theory explains the happenings that occur due to chance. Although it is not possible to predict for certain the individual outcome of a chance process, it is possible to determine outcomes in the “long run,” and to predict the probability that something will eventually occur.

This book will present the basics of probability in a non-rigorous manner. Only an understanding of arithmetic and some basic algebra are necessary to learn these ideas. No high-powered mathematical notation or formal proofs will be used, rather the concepts will be developed from examples using coins, dice, cards, and other common probability devices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071445498
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
01/27/2005
Series:
Demystified Series
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.53(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Basic Concepts of Probability

Chapter 2 – Sample Spaces

Chapter 3 – The Addition Rules

Chapter 4 – The Multiplication Rules

Chapter 5 – Odds and Expectation

Chapter 6 – The Counting Rules

Chapter 7 – The Binomial Distribution

Chapter 8 – Other Probability Distributions

Chapter 9 – The Normal Distribution

Chapter 10– Simulation

Final Exam

Answers to Final Exam

Appendix: Bayes'Theorem

Index

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