## A first course in probabilityA 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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### Contents

Axioms of Probability | 22 |

Conditional Probability and Independence | 58 |

Random Variables | 117 |

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