Author:
Alan F. Karr

ISBN 13:
9780387940717

ISBN 10:
387940715

Edition:
1993

Publisher:
Springer

Publication Date:
1993-08-13

Format:
Hardcover

Pages:
283

List Price:
$124.00

This is a textbook which will provide students with a straightforward introduction to the mathematical theory of probability. It is written with the aim of presenting the central results and techniques of the subject in a complete and self-contained account. As a result, the emphasis is on giving results in simple forms with clear proofs and to eschew more powerful forms of theorems which require technically involved proofs. Any graduate student who has a familiarity with real analysis will be able to use this text - measure theory is used only where necessary and undue abstraction is avoided. Throughout there are a wide variety of exercises to illustrate and to develop ideas in the text.

The aim of this text is to present the central results and techniques of probability in a complete and self-contained account. Emphasis is on giving results in simple forms with clear proofs, and avoiding more powerful forms of theorems that require technically involved proofs. Measure theory is used only where necessary and undue abstraction is avoided. Each chapter includes a variety of exercises. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)