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Probability Demystified 2/E

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Probability Demystified 2/E

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Stack the odds in your favor for mastering probability

Don't leave your knowledge of probability to chance. Instead, turn to Probability Demystified, Second Edition, for learning fundamental concepts and theories step-by-step.

This practical guide eases you into the subject of probability using familiar items such as coins, cards, and dice. As you progress, you will master concepts such as addition and multiplication rules, odds and expectation, probability distributions, and more. You'll learn the relationship between probability and normal distribution, as well as how to use the recently developed Monte Carlo method of simulation. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas.

It's a no-brainer You'll learn about:

  • Classical probability
  • Game theory
  • Actuarial science
  • Addition rules
  • Bayes' theorem
  • Odds and expectation
  • Binomial distribution

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Probability Demystified, Second Edition, helps you master this essential subject.

Allan G. Bluman is professor emeritus at the Community College of Allegheny County, South Campus. He taught mathematics and statistics in high school, college, and graduate school for more than 35 years. Mr. Bluman is the recipient of "An Apple for the Teacher Award" for bringing excellence to the learning environment and the "Most Successful Revision of a Textbook" award from McGraw-Hill. He is the author of three mathematics textbooks and several highly successful books in the DeMYSTiFieD series, including Pre-Algrebra DeMYSTiFieD, Math Word Problems DeMYSTiFieD and Business Math DeMYSTiFieD.

ISBN: 9780071780971

ISBN-10: 9780071780971

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

Publication Date: 02/07/2012 - 12:00am

On Sale: 02/07/2012 - 12:00am

Pages: 272

Language: English

Categories

Probability & Statistics - General