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# Problems and snapshots from the world of probability

Author: Gunnar Blom; Lars Holst; Dennis Sandell New York : Springr-Verlag, ©1994. Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats This book comprises a collection of 125 problems and snapshots from discrete probability. The problems are selected on the basis of their elegance and utility whereas the snapshots are intended to provide a quick overview of topics in probability. These include combinatorics, Poisson approximation, patterns in random sequences, Markov chains, random walks, cover times, and embedding procedures.A wide range of readers will enjoy this diverse selection of topics. Students will find this a helpful and stimulating companion to their probability courses. The snapshots will leave the students with an expanded knowledge about topics not generally covered by textbooks. Other than a basic exposure to probabilistic ideas, such as might be gained from a first course in probability, it is self-contained.Consequently, almost all of the problems can be tackled by undergraduate students as well as appeal to those who enjoy the challenge of constructing and solving problems.  Read more... (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

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Genre/Form: BeispielsammlungProblems and exercisesProblems, exercises, etc Online version:Blom, Gunnar.Problems and snapshots from the world of probability.New York : Springr-Verlag, ©1994(OCoLC)626001775 Internet resource Book, Internet Resource Gunnar Blom; Lars Holst; Dennis Sandell Find more information about: Gunnar Blom Lars Holst Dennis Sandell 0387941614 9780387941615 3540941614 9783540941613 28708883 xii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm 1. Welcoming problems -- 2. Basic probability theory I -- 3. Basic probability theory II -- 4. Topics from early days I -- 5. Topics from early days II -- 6. Random permutations -- 7. Miscellaneous I -- 8. Poisson approximation -- 9. Miscellaneous II -- 10. Random walks -- 11. Urn models -- 12. Cover times -- 13. Markov chains -- 14. Patterns -- 15. Embedding procedures -- 16. Special topics -- 17. Farewell problems. Gunnar Blom, Lars Holst, Dennis Sandell.

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We, the authors of this book, are three ardent devotees of chance, or some- what more precisely, of discrete probability. The book contains 125 problems and snapshots from the world of prob- ability.  Read more...

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