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Weighing the odds : a course in probability and statistics

Author: David Williams
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A lively book enriched with examples drawn from all manner of applications. Statistics chapters present both the Frequentist and Bayesian approaches, emphasising Confidence Intervals rather than  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Williams
ISBN: 052100618X 9780521006187
OCLC Number: 639126394
Description: XVII, 547 p. ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Events and probabilities; 3. Random variables, means and variances; 4. Conditioning and independence; 5. Generating functions and the central limit theorem; 6. Confidence intervals for 1-parameter models; 7. Conditional pdfs and multi-parameter Bayesian statistics; 8. Linear models, ANOVA etc; 9. Some further probability; 10. Quantum probability and quantum computing; Appendix A. Some prerequisites and addenda; Appendix B. Discussion of some selected exercises; Appendix C. Tables; Appendix D. A small sample of the literature; Bibliography; Index.
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