Cambridge Core – Recreational Mathematics – Understanding Probability – by Henk Tijms. Understanding Probability has 16 ratings and 1 review. William said: With Understanding Probability: Chance Rules in Everyday Life Henk Tijms makes an ef. Understanding Probability is a unique and stimulating approach to a first course in probability. The first part of the book demystifies probability.
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Understanding Probability: Chance Rules in Everyday Life by Henk Tijms
Mastering the concepts of probability can cast new light on situations in which randomness and chance appear to rule. With an emphasis on why probability works and how it can be applied, Henk Tijms introduces the reader to the world of probability in an informal way. Lotteries and casino games provide a natural source of motivation, and he carefully discusses these with ma Mastering the concepts of probability can cast new light on situations in which randomness and chance appear to rule.
Lotteries and casino games provide a natural source of motivation, and he carefully discusses these with many worked examples to illustrate the key concepts from probability theory.
He is the author of several textbooks, including A First Course in Stochastic Models Wiley,as well as numerous papers on applied probability and stochastic optimization in international journals including Applied Probability and Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences and others.
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The book is nice for many other reasons: The book is divided into 15 chapters. Each chapter goes into a small aspect of probability. From basic rules of chance, all the way up to Markov Chains, it makes me wonder if they have some kind of international standard for textbooks on this subject. In any case, the first six chapters cover Probability in everyday life. Lotteries and gambling and stock investing cover this section.
Understanding Probability: Chance Rules in Everyday Life
It does certainly make the section interesting. It also covers distributions and statistical applications of probability. The next section covers Probability as well but does so in a deeper and more involved manner.
It has a section that involves countable and uncountable sets for instance.
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