Introduction to Probability, Second Edition (Chapman & Hall/CRC Texts in Statistical Science) (Hardcover)

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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 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.

The second edition adds many new examples, exercises, and explanations, to deepen understanding of the ideas, clarify subtle concepts, and respond to feedback from many students and readers. New supplementary online resources have been developed, including animations and interactive visualizations, and the book has been updated to dovetail with these resources. 

Supplementary material is available on Joseph Blitzstein's website www. The supplements include:
Solutions to selected exercises
Additional practice problems
Handouts including review material and sample exams Animations and interactive visualizations created in connection with the edX online version of Stat 110.
Links to lecture videos available on ITunes U and YouTube There is also a complete instructor's solutions manual available to instructors who require the book for a course.

About the Author

Joseph K. Blitzstein, PhD, professor of the practice in statistics, Department of Statistics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USAJessica Hwang is a graduate student in the Stanford statistics department.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781138369917
ISBN-10: 1138369918
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: February 8th, 2019
Pages: 620
Language: English
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Texts in Statistical Science