Series in Computer Science

The Structural Theory of Probability

New Ideas from Computer Science on the Ancient Problem of Probability Interpretation

Authors: Rocchi, Paolo

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The Structural Theory of Probability addresses the interpretation of probability, often debated in the scientific community. This problem has been examined for centuries; perhaps no other mathematical calculation suffuses mankind's efforts at survival as amply as probability. In the dawn of the 20th century David Hilbert included the foundations of the probability calculus within the most vital mathematical problems; Dr. Rocchi's topical and ever-timely volume proposes a novel, exhaustive solution to this vibrant issue.

Paolo Rocchi, a versatile IBM scientist, outlines a new philosophical and mathematical approach inspired by well-tested software techniques. Through the prism of computer technology he provides an innovative view on the theory of probability. Dr. Rocchi discusses in detail the mathematical tools used to clarify the meaning of probability, integrating with care numerous examples and case studies. The comprehensiveness and originality of its mathematical development make this volume an inspiring read for researchers and students alike.

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"The structural theory of probability addresses the interpretation of probability, often debated in the scientific community. … Rocchi’s topical and ever-timely volume proposes a novel, exhaustive solution to this vibrant issue." (Rainer Beedgen, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1069 (20), 2005)

"Probability theory from Pascal to Kolmogorov has focused on the events as sets of outcomes or results, and probablity as a measure attached to these sets.  But this ignores the structure of the processes which lead to the outcomes, and the author explores how taking into account the details of the process would lead to a more fundamental understanding of the nature of probability. ... One hopes that in due course the author will develop his theories further and present overwhelmingly persuasive examples of the advantages of his approach." ---MAA reviews


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Structural Theory of Probability
Book Subtitle
New Ideas from Computer Science on the Ancient Problem of Probability Interpretation
Authors
Series Title
Series in Computer Science
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-47428-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-4927-3
Series ISSN
1567-7974
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 162
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