An Introduction to Measure-Theoretic Probability, Second Edition, employs a classical approach to teaching students of statistics, mathematics, engineering, econometrics, finance, and other disciplines that 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. This book provides in a concise, yet detailed way, the bulk of the probabilistic tools that a student working toward an advanced degree in statistics, probability and other related areas should be equipped with.
Graduate students primarily in statistics, mathematics, electrical & computer engineering or other information sciences; mathematical economics/finance in departments of economics.
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
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
Quotes and reviews
"...provides basic tools in measure theory and probability, in the classical spirit, relying heavily on characteristic functions as tools without using martingale or empirical process methods. A well-written book. Highly recommended [for] graduate students; faculty."
"Based on the material presented in the manuscript, I would without any hesitation adopt the published version of the book. The topics dealt are essential to the understanding of more advanced material; the discussion is deep and it is combined with the use of essential technical details. It will be an extremely useful book. In addition it will be a very popular book."
- Madan Puri, Indiana University
"Would likely use as one of two required references when I teach either Stat 709 or Stat 732 again. Would also highly recommend to colleagues. The author has written other excellent graduate
texts in mathematical statistics and contiguity and this promises to be another. This book could well
become an important reference for mathematical statisticians.
- Richard Johnson, University of Wisconsin
"The author has succeeded in making certain deep and fundamental ideas of probability and measure theory accessible to statistics majors heading in the direction of graduate studies in
statistical theory. "
-Doraiswamy Ramachandran, California State University