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Author Blitzstein, Joseph K., author.

Title Introduction to probability / Joseph K. Blitzstein, Jessica Hwang. [O'Reilly electronic resource]

Publication Info. Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 570 pages) : illustrations
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Series Chapman & Hall/CRC texts in statistical science series
Texts in statistical science.
Note "A Chapman & Hall book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 569-570).
Contents 1. Probability and counting -- 2. Conditional probability -- 3. Random variables and their distributions -- 4. Expectation -- 5. Continuous random variables -- 6. Moments -- 7. Joint distributions -- 8. Transformations -- 9. Conditional expectation -- 10. Inequalities and limit theorems -- 11. Markov chains -- 12. Markov chain Monte Carlo -- 13. Poisson processes -- Appendices.
Summary "Developed from celebrated Harvard statistics lectures, Introduction to Probability provides essential language and tools for understanding statistics, randomness, and uncertainty. The book explores a wide variety of applications and examples, ranging from coincidences and paradoxes to Google PageRank and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC). Additional application areas explored include genetics, medicine, computer science, and information theory. The print book version includes a code that provides free access to an eBook version. The authors present the material in an accessible style and motivate concepts using real-world examples. Throughout, they use stories to uncover connections between the fundamental distributions in statistics and conditioning to reduce complicated problems to manageable pieces. The book includes many intuitive explanations, diagrams, and practice problems. Each chapter ends with a section showing how to perform relevant simulations and calculations in R, a free statistical software environment"--Provided by publisher.
Language English.
Subject Probabilities -- Textbooks.
MATHEMATICS -- Probability & Statistics -- General.
Probabilities. (OCoLC)fst01077737
Genre Electronic books.
Textbooks. (OCoLC)fst01423863
Added Author Hwang, Jessica, author.
Other Form: Print version: Blitzstein, Joseph K. Introduction to probability 9781466575578 (DLC) 2014022709 (OCoLC)881387933
ISBN 9781498704786 (electronic bk.)
1498704786 (electronic bk.)
9781466575592 (electronic bk.)
146657559X (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 40023947087
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