An elementary introduction to the theory of probability for students in mathematics, statistics, engineering, and the sciences who have a solid foundation of elementary calculus. It presents not only the mathematics of the theory, but also examples of the many and diverse applications. As in previous revisions, for which no dates are noted, the text is refined, and some new examples and exercises are introduced. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A book/disk introduction to probability for students in mathematics, engineering, and the sciences (including the social sciences and management science) who understand elementary calculus. Presents the mathematics of probability theory as well as many examples of applications, covering combinatorial analysis, axioms of probability theory, conditional probability, random variables, expected value, and major theoretical results of probability. Other subjects include Markov chains, information and coding theory, and simulation. Includes chapter summaries, exercises, and answers. This fifth edition notes optional material, and updates examples to be more accessible to students. Chapter exercises are reorganized to present mechanical problems before theoretical exercises. The disk, new to this edition, allows students to perform calculations and simulations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.