Elementary Probability with Applications, 2nd Edition

2017 | ISBN: 1498771327 | English | 218 Pages | PDF | 17 MB


2017 | ISBN: 1498771327 | English | 218 Pages | PDF | 17 MB
Elementary Probability with Applications, Second Edition shows students how probability has practical uses in many different fields, such as business, politics, and sports. In the book, students learn about probability concepts from real-world examples rather than theory.
The text explains how probability models with underlying assumptions are used to model actual situations. It contains examples of probability models as they relate to:
Bloc voting
Population genetics
Doubling strategies in casinos
Machine reliability
Airline management
Cryptology
Blood testing
Dogs resembling owners
Drug detection
Jury verdicts
Coincidences
Number of concert hall aisles
2000 U.S. presidential election
Points after deuce in tennis
Tests regarding intelligent dogs
Music composition
Based on the author’s course at The College of William and Mary, the text can be used in a one-semester or one-quarter course in discrete probability with a strong emphasis on applications. By studying the book, students will appreciate the subject of probability and its applications and develop their problem-solving and reasoning skills.

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