Introduction to Probability
  • Release Date : 24 July 2014
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Genre : Mathematics
  • Pages : 596 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781466575578
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Download or read book entitled Introduction to Probability by author: Joseph K. Blitzstein which was release on 24 July 2014 and published by CRC Press with total page 596 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Developed from celebrated Harvard statistics lectures, Introduction to Probability provides essential language and tools for understanding statistics, randomness, and uncertainty. The book explores a wide variety of applications and examples, ranging from coincidences and paradoxes to Google PageRank and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC). Additional application areas explored include genetics, medicine, computer science, and information theory. The print book version includes a code that provides free access to an eBook version. The authors present the material in an accessible style and motivate concepts using real-world examples. Throughout, they use stories to uncover connections between the fundamental distributions in statistics and conditioning to reduce complicated problems to manageable pieces. The book includes many intuitive explanations, diagrams, and practice problems. Each chapter ends with a section showing how to perform relevant simulations and calculations in R, a free statistical software environment.