An Introduction to Measure-theoretic Probability

An Introduction to Measure-theoretic Probability, 2nd Edition

An Introduction to Measure-theoretic Probability, 2nd Edition,George Roussas,ISBN9780128000427


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Many students of statistics, biostatistics, econometrics, finance, and other changing disciplines need to absorb theory beyond what they’ve learned in the typical undergraduate, calculus-based probability course. Measure-theoretical Probability spans that gap.

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Key Features

  • Provides in a concise, yet detailed way, the bulk of probabilistic tools essential to a student working toward an advanced degree in statistics, probability, and other related fields
  • Includes extensive exercises and practical examples to make complex ideas of advanced probability accessible to graduate students in statistics, probability, and related fields
  • All proofs presented in full detail and complete and detailed solutions to all exercises are available to the instructors on book companion site


An Introduction to Measure-Theoretic Probability, Second Edition, employs a classical approach to teaching students of statistics, mathematics, engineering, econometrics, finance, and other disciplines measure-theoretic probability. This book requires no prior knowledge of measure theory, discusses all its topics in great detail, and includes one chapter on the basics of ergodic theory and one chapter on two cases of statistical estimation. There is a considerable bend toward the way probability is actually used in statistical research, finance, and other academic and nonacademic applied pursuits.


Graduate students primarily in statistics, mathematics, electrical & computer engineering or other information sciences; mathematical economics/finance in departments of economics.

George Roussas

George G. Roussas received his B.A. in Mathematics at the University of Athens, Greece, and his Ph.D. in Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley. Roussas is currently Professor and Associate Dean of Statistics at the University of California, Davis. His teaching career began at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Then he was a Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Patras, Greece, and also served as the Dean of the College of Sciences and as Chancellor of that University. At the University of Crete, Greece, Roussas served as Vice President of Academic Affairs. Roussas has published several books, and had more than 65 research papers published in refereed journals. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the American Statistical Association, and the Royal Statistical Society, and is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. Finally, Roussas is the Associate Editor of two journals, Statistics and Probability Letters, and Nonparametric Statistics.

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University of California, Davis, USA

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An Introduction to Measure-theoretic Probability, 2nd Edition

1. Certain Classes of Sets, Measurability, Pointwise Approximation
2. Definition and Construction of a Measure and Its Basic Properties
3. Some Modes of Convergence of a Sequence of Random Variables and Their Relationships
4. The Integral of a Random Variable and Its Basic Properties
5. Standard Convergence Theorems, The Fubini Theorem
6. Standard Moment and Probability Inequalities, Convergence in the r-th Mean and Its Implications
7. The Hahn-Jordan Decomposition Theorem, The Lebesgue Decomposition Theorem, and The Radon-Nikcodym Theorem
8. Distribution Functions and Their Basic Properties, Helly-Bray Type Results
9. Conditional Expectation and Conditional Probability, and Related Properties and Results
10. Independence
11. Topics from the Theory of Characteristic Functions
12. The Central Limit Problem: The Centered Case
13. The Central Limit Problem: The Noncentered Case
14. Topics from Sequences of Independent Random Variables
15. Topics from Ergodic Theory
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