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By Kathleen Subrahmaniam

ISBN-10: 0824783484

ISBN-13: 9780824783488

A little bit revised/expanded re-creation of a problem-oriented introductory undergraduate textual content, the 1st version of which seemed a couple of decade in the past. the writer writes with courteous readability, and imposes purely modest calls for upon the mathematical talents of her readers. difficulties on the finish of every of t

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This second type of course might well be offered for high school seniors. At this level a course in probability should be oriented toward ''problem solving, " for only by working problems do students really master the subject. Worked examples, taken from a variety of disciplines, are provided throughout the text. To encourage students to work more problems, solutions, some in considerable detail, are given for the exercises at the end of each chapter. As it is actually the students who are the real critics of any text, the author is indeed grateful to the many students who have provided helpful suggestions concerning the text and the problems.

7 Random Variables Based on Samples 155 Problems 158 Start of Citation[PU]M. 4 Approximating Discrete Distributions Using the Central Limit Theorem 234 Problems 245 Appendixes 38 A Summation and Subscripts 249 B Set Theory 253 C Mathematical Induction as a Method of Proof 257 D Binomial Expansions 261 E Infinite Series 267 39 Tables 271 Answers to Selected Problems 285 Index 315 Start of Citation[PU]M.

1 What Is Probability? 6 Random Sampling 46 Problems 51 Start of Citation[PU]M. Dekker[/PU][DP]1990[/DP]End of Citation  < previous page < previous page page_ix page_v next page > next page > Page v Preface to the Second Edition During the past decade many first year undergraduate students have been introduced to probability through the first edition of A Primer in Probability. Teaching these students, and discussions with them, have led to some rearrangement and addition of topics. The material added to the second edition reflects an attempt to increase students' awareness of the role of probability theory in statistical inference.

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