## Probability and statisticsThe revision of this well-respected text presents a balanced approach of the classical and Bayesian methods and now includes a new chapter on simulation (including Markov chain Monte Carlo and the Bootstrap), expanded coverage of residual analysis in linear models, and more examples using real data. Probability Statistics was written for a one or two semester probability and statistics course offered primarily at four-year institutions and taken mostly by sophomore and junior level students, majoring in mathematics or statistics. Calculus is a prerequisite, and a familiarity with the concepts and elementary properties of vectors and matrices is a plus. Introduction to Probability; Conditional Probability; Random Variables and Distribution; Expectation; Special Distributions; Estimation; Sampling Distributions of Estimators; Testing Hypotheses; Categorical Data and Nonparametric Methods; Linear Statistical Models; Simulation For all readers interested in probability and statistics. |

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### Contents

Introduction to Probability | 1 |

Conditional Probability | 49 |

Random Variables and Distributions | 77 |

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