ISBN-10:
110765856X
ISBN-13:
9781107658561
Pub. Date:
06/14/2012
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Understanding Probability / Edition 3

Understanding Probability / Edition 3

by Henk Tijms
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ISBN-13: 9781107658561
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/14/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 574
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Henk Tijms is Emeritus Professor at Vrije University in Amsterdam. He is the author of several textbooks and numerous papers on applied probability and stochastic optimization. In 2008 Henk Tijms received the prestigious INFORMS Expository Writing Award for his publications and books.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Part I. Probability in Action: 1. Probability questions; 2. The law of large numbers and simulation; 3. Probabilities in everyday life; 4. Rare events and lotteries; 5. Probability and statistics; 6. Chance trees and Bayes' rule; Part II. Essentials of Probability: 7. Foundations of probability theory; 8. Conditional probability and Bayes; 9. Basic rules for discrete random variables; 10. Continuous random variables; 11. Jointly distributed random variables; 12. Multivariate normal distribution; 13. Conditioning by random variables; 14. Generating functions; 15. Discrete-time Markov chains; 16. Continuous-time Markov chains; Appendix; Counting methods and ex; Recommended reading; Answers to odd-numbered problems; Bibliography; Index.

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