- Demonstrates the applicability of probability to many human activities with examples and illustrations
- Discusses probability theory in a mathematically rigorous, yet accessible way
- Each section provides relevant proofs, and is followed by exercises and useful hints
- Answers to even-numbered exercises are provided and detailed answers to all exercises are available to instructors on the book companion site
Introduction to Probability, Second Edition, is written for upper-level undergraduate students in statistics, mathematics, engineering, computer science, operations research, actuarial science, biological sciences, economics, physics, and some of the social sciences. With his trademark clarity and economy of language, the author explains important concepts of probability, while providing useful exercises and examples of real world applications for students to consider. After introducing fundamental probability concepts, the book proceeds to topics including special distributions, the joint probability density function, covariance and correlation coefficients of two random variables, and more.
Upper level undergraduate students and graduate level students