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eBook The Pleasures of Probability (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics) ePub

by Richard Isaac

  • ISBN: 038794415X
  • Category: Biological Sciences
  • Subcategory: Math Science
  • Author: Richard Isaac
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 1995. Corr. 2nd printing 1996 edition (October 30, 1996)
  • Pages: 244
  • ePub book: 1900 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1855 kb
  • Other: doc lit txt azw
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 633

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The Pleasures of Probability byIsaac. Series: Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics. Hardcover: 244 pages. This is great book for those interested in probability and mathematics as a whole. The writing and the structure are concise.

The Pleasures of Probability byIsaac. There are great practice problems at the end of each chapter accompanied with the answerers in the back of the book.

Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics (UTM) is a series of undergraduate-level textbooks in mathematics published by Springer-Verlag. The books in this series tend to be written at a more elementary level than the similar Graduate Texts in Mathematics series, although there is a fair amount of overlap between the two series in terms of material covered and difficulty level.

The Pleasures of Probability Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics.

The pleasures of probability, Richard Isaac. p. cm. - (Undergraduate texts in mathematics

The pleasures of probability, Richard Isaac. - (Undergraduate texts in mathematics. Readings in. mathematics). In this book, I wanted to introduce a reader with at least a fairly decent mathematical background in elementary algebra to this world of probabil-ity, to the way of thinking typical of probability, and the kinds of problems to which probability can be applied. I have used examples from a wide variety of fields to motivate the discussion of concepts.

The purpose of "The Pleasures of Probability" is to introduce some of the most fundamental ideas in classical probability to a fairly . Each chapter ends with a few problems, the answers to which are given at the end of the book.

The purpose of "The Pleasures of Probability" is to introduce some of the most fundamental ideas in classical probability to a fairly general audience - reaching from mathematical amateurs to scientists, from students to professional mathematicians. The only prerequisites required are a decent background in elementary algebra and an interest in discussions of a variety of problems and applications in probability. The style is informal, and the chapters are more like essays on a particular topic than textbook treatments.

In this book, I wanted to introduce a reader with at least a fairly decent mathematical background in elementary . The Pleasures of Probability Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics Readings in Mathematics. Издание: иллюстрированное.

In this book, I wanted to introduce a reader with at least a fairly decent mathematical background in elementary algebra to this world of probabil ity, to the way of thinking typical of probability, and the kinds of problems to which probability can be applied.

The ideas of probability are all around us. Lotteries, casino gambling, the al most non-stop polling which seems to mold public policy more and more these are a few of the areas where principles of probability impinge in a direct way on the lives and fortunes of the general public.

Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics are generally aimed at third- and .

Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics are generally aimed at third- and fourth-year undergraduate mathematics students at North American universities. These texts strive to provide students and teachers with new perspectives and novel approaches. The books include motivation that guides the reader to an appreciation of interrela-tions among different aspects of the subject. They feature examples that illustrate key concepts as well as exercises that strengthen understanding.

The Pleasures of Probability book. The Pleasures of Probability (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics, Readings in Mathematics). 038794415X (ISBN13: 9780387944159).

The ideas of probability are all around us. Lotteries, casino gambling, the al­ most non-stop polling which seems to mold public policy more and more­ these are a few of the areas where principles of probability impinge in a direct way on the lives and fortunes of the general public. At a more re­ moved level there is modern science which uses probability and its offshoots like statistics and the theory of random processes to build mathematical descriptions of the real world. In fact, twentieth-century physics, in embrac­ ing quantum mechanics, has a world view that is at its core probabilistic in nature, contrary to the deterministic one of classical physics. In addition to all this muscular evidence of the importance of probability ideas it should also be said that probability can be lots of fun. It is a subject where you can start thinking about amusing, interesting, and often difficult problems with very little mathematical background. In this book, I wanted to introduce a reader with at least a fairly decent mathematical background in elementary algebra to this world of probabil­ ity, to the way of thinking typical of probability, and the kinds of problems to which probability can be applied. I have used examples from a wide variety of fields to motivate the discussion of concepts.

Comments

Tiv Tiv
As a warning I have only used the kindle version, as this was my first experiment in using the kindle for a reference book.

While the content and examples presented are great, the formatting on the kindle suffers from several problems, mainly when presenting formulas. They mistakenly have C instead of subset operators, leave off multiplication dots between numbers, etc. When there aren't mistakes in the format they suffer from some fairly obviously low res images for the formulas.

I cannot compare this with the print version but I have not ever found a print book with all of these problems.

I would be curious to know if this problem exists in many of the books or its specific to only this one. In any case be warned.

So on content I give this 4 stars. On ebook presentation I would probably give it 2.
Corgustari Corgustari
This is a wonderful book for both the serious and amateur mathematician. For the serious student and practitioner it will provide an excellent background. For the amateur who enjoy dabbling and reading about math, this is a wonderful book - just read the opening section which explains clearly and an illustrated fashion the Monty Hall problem.
Shliffiana Shliffiana
Professor Isaac has written a book for those interested in learning about probability. It is at a high school algebra level although knowledge of calculus could be helpful at times. He starts with the now famous Monte Hall problem and provides the most lucid explanation I have seen to date. This is a great way to introduce important probability notions such as sample space and probability models for the sample outcomes. Deals mainly with discrete probability which is easiest to understand and yet rich with applications in gambling and other areas.
Important theory is presented but without the detailed mathematical proofs. Covers the gambler's ruin, geometric probability, Monte Carlo methods and some statistical decision theory. He also presents both the frequentist (throughout the text)and the Bayesian paradigms (Chapter 4) for statistical inference. Examples of the application of probability to statistical inference is nicely treated in Chapter 15. The deeper material on Markov chains and Brownian motion are relegated to the last two chapters (16 and 17). The exposition is excellent throughout and many good references are provided for readers who want to learn more or delve deeper into the theory.
Dream Dream
This is great book for those interested in probability and mathematics as a whole. The writing and the structure are concise. There are great practice problems at the end of each chapter accompanied with the answerers in the back of the book. My only critique is, in an attempt to make the concepts clear, the author sometimes over explains, thus doing the opposite of what he intended.
Kifer Kifer
This introduction to probability and statistics teaches you about important concepts, theorems and applications without going into proving most of them. It's easily accessible to amateur mathematicians with a bit of persistance, and it illuminates many of its concepts using famous problems. I'm going to take a statistics course next year, and I found this to be a delightful introduction to the topic.
Kazigrel Kazigrel
Chapters are short, explanations of concepts are fairly thorough, and helpful explanations of answers to chapter questions are provided. However, I have a very limited background in mathematics and I found the material to be very difficult, even after carefully reading the text and attempting to solve the chapter problems.