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Probabilities The Little Numbers That Rule Our Lives von Olofsson, Peter (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 02.02.2015
  • Verlag: Wiley
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Praise for the First Edition "If there is anything you want to know, or remindyourself, about probabilities, then look no further than thiscomprehensive, yet wittily written and enjoyable, compendium of howto apply probability calculations in real-worldsituations." - Keith Devlin, Stanford University, National PublicRadio's "Math Guy" and author of The MathGene and The Unfinished Game From probable improbabilities to regular irregularities, Probabilities: The Little Numbers That Rule Our Lives, SecondEdition investigates the often surprising effects of risk andchance in our lives. Featuring a timely update, the SecondEdition continues to be the go-to guidebook for an entertainingpresentation on the mathematics of chance and uncertainty. The new edition develops the fundamental mathematics of probabilityin a unique, clear, and informal way so readers with various levelsof experience with probability can understand the little numbersfound in everyday life. Illustrating the concepts of probabilitythrough relevant and engaging real-world applications, the Second Edition features numerous examples on weatherforecasts, DNA evidence, games and gambling, and medical testing.The revised edition also includes: The application of probability in finance, such as optionpricing The introduction of branching processes and the extinction offamily names An extended discussion on opinion polls and Nate Silver'selection predictions
Probabilities: The Little Numbers That Rule Our Lives, SecondEdition is an ideal reference for anyone who would like toobtain a better understanding of the mathematics of chance, as wellas a useful supplementary textbook for students in any coursedealing with probability. Peter Olofsson, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Trinity University, USA. An active researcher in the field of applied probability and an experienced teacher, Dr. Olofsson is the author of Probability, Statistics, and Stochastic Processes, Second Edition , also published by Wiley.


    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 325
    Erscheinungsdatum: 02.02.2015
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781118898833
    Verlag: Wiley
    Größe: 4115 kBytes
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