Fifty Challenging Problems in Probability with Solutions (Dover Books on Mathematics) | |

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Fifty challenging probability problems. Remarkable selection of puzzlers, graded in difficulty, that illustrate both elementary and advanced aspects of probability. Selected for originality, general interest, or because they demonstrate valuable techniques, the problems are ideal as a supplement to courses in probability or statistics, or as stimulating recreation for the mathematically minded. Each problem is illustrated with a detailed solution. If you have a soft spot for problems in probability, this book is an inexpensive must. | List Price: New: $2.50Used: $0.82 |

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Probability For DummiesDeborah J. Rumsey Practical tips for solving probability problems. Increase your chances of acing that probability exam or winning at the casino! Whether you are hitting the books or hitting the tables, working out probabilities can be a challenge. This book helps even the odds. The book covers set theory, counting, permutations and combinations, random variables, conditional probability, joint distributions, conditional expectations, gambling, and actuarial applications and probability modeling. And it is packed with real-life examples and straightforward, friendly explanations. | List Price: New: $9.95Used: $6.38 |

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First Look at Rigorous Probability TheoryJeffrey S. Rosenthal This textbook is an introduction to probability theory using measure theory. It is designed for graduate students in a variety of fields (mathematics, statistics, economics, management, finance, computer science, and engineering) who require a working knowledge of probability theory that is mathematically precise, but without excessive technicalities. The text provides complete proofs of all the essential introductory results. Nevertheless, the treatment is focused and accessible, with the measure theory and mathematical details presented in terms of intuitive probabilistic concepts, rather than as separate, imposing subjects. | List Price: New: $25.99Used: $25.66 |

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