Probability For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 5, 2006 - Mathematics - 384 pages
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Packed with practical tips and techniques for solving probability problems


Increase your chances of acing that probability exam -- or winning at the casino!

Whether you're hitting the books for a probability or statistics course or hitting the tables at a casino, working out probabilities can be problematic. This book helps you even the odds. Using easy-to-understand explanations and examples, it demystifies probability -- and even offers savvy tips to boost your chances of gambling success!

Discover how to
* Conquer combinations and permutations
* Understand probability models from binomial to exponential
* Make good decisions using probability
* Play the odds in poker, roulette, and other games
 

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Students in my (noncalculus) statistics course are often puzzled why the square root of 12 is the denominator in the standard deviation of the uniform distribution, so I was hoping to find a clear discussion in this book to recommend to them. Sadly the limited preview has blanked out the relevant pages, so my plan is foiled. 

Contents

Part I The Certainty of Uncertainty Probability Basics
7
Part II Counting on Probability and Betting to Win
65
Part III From A to Binomial Basic Probability Models
129
Part IV Taking It Up a Notch Advanced Probability Models
233
Part V For the Hotshots Continuous Probability Models
283
Part VI The Part of Tens
311
Appendix Tables for Your Reference
333
Index
343
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Deborah Rumsey has a PhD in Statistics from The Ohio State University (1993). Upon graduating, she joined the faculty in the Department of Statistics at Kansas State University, where she won the distinguished Presidential Teaching Award and earned tenure and promotion in 1998. In 2000, she returned to Ohio State and is now a Statistics Education Specialist/Auxiliary Faculty Member for the Department of Statistics. Dr. Rumsey has served on the American Statistical Association’s Statistics Education Executive Committee and is the Editor of the Teaching Bits section of the Journal of Statistics Education. She’s the author of the books Statistics For Dummies and Statistics Workbook For Dummies (Wiley). She also has published many papers and given many professional presentations on the subject of Statistics Education. Her particular research interests are curriculum materials development, teacher training and support, and immersive learning environments. Her passions, besides teaching, include her family, fishing, bird watching, driving a new Kubota tractor on the family “farm,” and Ohio State Buckeye football (not necessarily in that order).

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