Probability Demystified 2/E

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byAllan Bluman

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Stack the odds in your favor for mastering probability

Don't leave your knowledge of probability to chance. Instead, turn to Probability Demystified, Second Edition, for learning fundamental concepts and theories step-by-step.

This practical guide eases you into the subject of probability using familiar items such as coins, cards, and dice. As you progress, you will master concepts such as addition and multiplication rules, odds and expectation, probability distributions, and more. You'll learn the relationship between probability and normal distribution, as well as how to use the recently developed Monte Carlo method of simulation. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas.

It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about:

  • Classical probability
  • Game theory
  • Actuarial science
  • Addition rules
  • Bayes' theorem
  • Odds and expectation
  • Binomial distribution

    Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Probability Demystified, Second Edition, helps you master this essential subject.

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Stack the odds in your favor for mastering probabilityDon't leave your knowledge of probability to chance. Instead, turn to Probability Demystified, Second Edition, for learning fundamental concepts and theories step-by-step.This practical guide eases you into the subject of probability using familiar items such as coins, cards, and di...

Allan G. Bluman is professor emeritus at the Community College of Allegheny County, South Campus. He taught mathematics and statistics in high school, college, and graduate school for more than 35 years. Mr. Bluman is the recipient of “An Apple for the Teacher Award” for bringing excellence to the learning environment and the “Most Suc...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.5 × 7.1 × 0.6 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071780971

ISBN - 13:9780071780971

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Table of Contents

Ch 1 - Basic Concepts
Ch 2 - Sample Spaces
Ch 3 - The Addition Rules
Ch 4 - The Multiplication Rules
Ch 5 - Odds and Expectation
Ch 6 - The Counting Rules
Ch 7 - The Binomial Distribution
Ch 8 -Other Probability Distributions
Ch 9 - The Normal Distribution
Ch 10 - Simulation
Ch 11 - Game Theory
Ch 12 - Actuarial Science