## Introduction to Probability and Statistics, Second Edition,Beginning with the historical background of probability theory, this thoroughly revised text examines all important aspects of mathematical probability - including random variables, probability distributions, characteristic and generating functions, stochatic convergence, and limit theorems - and provides an introduction to various types of statistical problems, covering the broad range of statistical inference.;Requiring a prerequisite in calculus for complete understanding of the topics discussed, the Second Edition contains new material on: univariate distributions; multivariate distributions; large-sample methods; decision theory; and applications of ANOVA.;A primary text for a year-long undergraduate course in statistics (but easily adapted for a one-semester course in probability only), Introduction to Probability and Statistics is for undergraduate students in a wide range of disciplines-statistics, probability, mathematics, social science, economics, engineering, agriculture, biometry, and education. |

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### Contents

INTRODUCTION 1 | 1 |

GENERAL CONCEPTS OF PROBABILITY | 9 |

RANDOM VARIABLES PROBABILITY | 55 |

Variable | 75 |

THEOREMS | 136 |

CONCEPTS OF STATISTICS | 169 |

UNIVARIATE DISTRIBUTIONS | 192 |

MULTIVARIATE DISTRIBUTIONS | 211 |

LARGESAMPLE METHODS | 370 |

STATISTICAL DECISION THEORY | 381 |

SEQUENTIAL ANALYSIS | 401 |

NONPARAMETRIC METHODS | 418 |

GENERAL LINEAR HYPOTHESIS AND ANALYSIS | 432 |

SOME APPLICATIONS OF ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE | 464 |

APPENDIX A VECTORS AND MATRICES | 475 |

APPENDIX B STATISTICAL TABLES | 518 |

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