A first course in probability

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Pearson Prentice Hall, 2010 - Business & Economics - 530 pages
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A First Course in Probability, Eighth Edition, features clear and intuitive explanations of the mathematics of probability theory, outstanding problem sets, and a variety of diverse examples and applications. This book is ideal for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate level introduction to probability for math, science, engineering and business students. It assumes a background in elementary calculus.

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If you love probability.. you will love this book. Concise, detailed and loaded with examples. This is the book that your professor is really teaching you from! Read full review

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So hard and boring but it's examples were complete and perfect Read full review

Contents

Axioms of Probability
22
Conditional Probability and Independence
58
Random Variables
117
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Sheldon M. Ross is the Epstein Chair Professor at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. in statistics at Stanford University in 1968 and was formerly a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1976 until 2004. He has published more than 100 articles and a variety of textbooks in the areas of statistics and applied probability, including Topics in Finite and Discrete Mathematics (2000), Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists, Fourth Edition (2009), A First Course in Probability, Eighth Edition (2009), and Introduction to Probability Models, Tenth Edition (2009), among others. Dr Ross serves as the editor for Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences.

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