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Genre/Form: | Electronic books |
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Additional Physical Format: | Print version: |

Material Type: | Document, Internet resource |

Document Type: | Internet Resource, Computer File |

All Authors / Contributors: |
John Haigh |

ISBN: | 9781447101697 1447101693 |

OCLC Number: | 853265983 |

Description: | 1 online resource (viii, 256 pages 15 illustrations). |

Contents: | Preface -- Probability Spaces -- Conditional Probability and Independence -- Common Probability Distributions -- Random Variables -- Sums of Random Variables -- Convergence and Limit Theorems -- Stochastic Processes in Discrete Time -- Stochastic Processes in Continuous Time -- Appendix: Common Distributions, Mathfacts -- Bibliography -- Solutions -- Index. |

Series Title: | Springer undergraduate mathematics series. |

Responsibility: | by John Haigh. |

### Abstract:

Probability Models is designed to aid students studying probability as part of an undergraduate course on mathematics or mathematics and statistics. It describes how to set up and analyse models of real-life phenomena that involve elements of chance. Motivation comes from everyday experiences of probability via dice and cards, the idea of fairness in games of chance, and the random ways in which, say, birthdays are shared or particular events arise. Applications include branching processes, random walks, Markov chains, queues, renewal theory, and Brownian motion. No specific knowledge of the subject is assumed, only a familiarity with the notions of calculus, and the summation of series. Where the full story would call for a deeper mathematical background, the difficulties are noted and appropriate references given. The main topics arise naturally, with definitions and theorems supported by fully worked examples and some 200 set exercises, all with solutions.

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