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Probability Demystified - 2nd edition

Probability Demystified (ISBN10: 0071780971; ISBN13: 9780071780971)
ISBN13: 978-0071780971
ISBN10: 0071780971

Summary:

Increase your odds of learning probability!

Probability Demystified, Second Edition presents the concepts of probability in a simple, straightforward, easy-to-understand way. You can use the book as a self-study guide or as a supplementary textbook for a course in probability or statistics. Packed with real-world coin, card, and dice examples, this practical guide takes you through the world of probability. Chapter-ending quizzes and a final exam round out this altern
ative to heavy, confusing, and expensive texts. In addition to presenting the concepts of probability, each chapter ends with a section called ''Probability Sidelight,'' which includes a brief history of probability with commentary on how probability theory is used in everyday life. Probability Demystified, Second Edition
  • Contains chapters on simulation, game theory, and actuarial science
  • Uses coin, card, and dice examples to illustrate more complex probability concepts
  • Progresses from the basics to game theory to actuarial science
  • Contains no theorems or proofs that might scare away the ''math-phobic''
  • Provides chapter-opening objectives that describe what you'll learn in each step
  • Includes questions at the end of every chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses
  • Offers ''Still Struggling?'' elements throughout to help you with difficult subtopics
  • Concludes with a final exam for overall self-assessment
...show more
Summary:

Increase your odds of learning probability!

Probability Demystified, Second Edition presents the concepts of probability in a simple, straightforward, easy-to-understand way. You can use the book as a self-study guide or as a supplementary textbook for a course in probability or statistics. Packed with real-world coin, card, and dice examples, this practical guide takes you through the world of probability. Chapter-ending quizzes and a final exam round out this alternative to heavy, confusing, and expensive texts. In addition to presenting the concepts of probability, each chapter ends with a section called ''Probability Sidelight,'' which includes a brief history of probability with commentary on how probability theory is used in everyday life. Probability Demystified, Second Edition
  • Contains chapters on simulation, game theory, and actuarial science
  • Uses coin, card, and dice examples to illustrate more complex probability concepts
  • Progresses from the basics to game theory to actuarial science
  • Contains no theorems or proofs that might scare away the ''math-phobic''
  • Provides chapter-opening objectives that describe what you'll learn in each step
  • Includes questions at the end of every chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses
  • Offers ''Still Struggling?'' elements throughout to help you with difficult subtopics
  • Concludes with a final exam for overall self-assessment
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 12
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 01/17/2012
International: No



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