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Understanding probability : chance rules in everyday life

Author: Henk C Tijms
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
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Using lots of examples from lotteries and casino games, the author demystifies much of probability theory, including betting systems and the central limit theorem. This book is ideal for anyone who  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henk C Tijms
ISBN: 0521833299 9780521833295 0521540364 9780521540360
OCLC Number: 728129630
Description: 380 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Part I. Probability in Action: 1. Probability questions; 2. The law of large numbers and simulation; 3. Probabilities in everyday life; 4. Rare events and lotteries; 5. Probability and statistics; 6. Chance trees and Bayes' rule; Part II: 7. Foundations of probability theory; 8. Conditional probability and Bayes; 9. Basic rules for discrete random variables; 10. Continuous random variables; 11. Jointly distributed random variables; 12. Multivariate normal distribution; 13. Conditional distributions; 14. Generating functions.
Responsibility: Henk Tijms.


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