A first course in probabilityThis marketleading introduction to probability features exceptionally clear explanations of the mathematics of probability theory and explores its many diverse applications through numerous interesting and motivational examples. The outstanding problem sets are a hallmark feature of this book. Provides clear, complete explanations to fully explain mathematical concepts. Features subsections on the probabilistic method and the maximumminimums identity. Includes many new examples relating to DNA matching, utility, finance, and applications of the probabilistic method. Features an intuitive treatment of probabilityintuitive explanations follow many examples. The Probability Models Disk included with each copy of the book, contains six probability models that are referenced in the book and allow readers to quickly and easily perform calculations and simulations. 
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User Review  Jette Stuart  GoodreadsIf 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
Review: A First Course in Probability
User Review  GoodreadsIf 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
Contents
Combinatorial Analysis  1 
Multinomial Coefficients  8 
Problems  14 
Copyright  
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