Springer Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics and Technology

Basic Probability Theory with Applications

Authors: Lefebvre, Mario

  • Presents elementary probability theory with interesting and well-chosen applications that illustrate the theory
  • Main results in elementary probability, random variables, random vectors and the central limit theorem are covered
  • Applications in reliability theory, basic queuing models, and time series are presented
  • Over 400 exercises reinforce the material and provide students with ample practice
  • Introductory chapter reviews the basic elements of differential calculus which are used in the material to follow
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-74995-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-74994-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $69.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2923-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this Textbook

This book presents elementary probability theory with interesting and well-chosen applications that illustrate the theory. An introductory chapter reviews the basic elements of differential calculus which are used in the material to follow. The theory is presented systematically, beginning with the main results in elementary probability theory. This is followed by material on random variables. Random vectors, including the all important central limit theorem, are treated next. The last three chapters concentrate on applications of this theory in the areas of reliability theory, basic queuing models, and time series. Examples are elegantly woven into the text and over 400 exercises reinforce the material and provide students with ample practice.

This textbook can be used by undergraduate students in pure and applied sciences such as mathematics, engineering, computer science, finance and economics.

A separate solutions manual is available to instructors who adopt the text for their course.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book’s introductory sections on probability theory are typical of most textbooks in the content of presentation … . There are many examples with detailed solutions and a large number of exercises are included at the ends of the chapters. … used as a textbook for engineers, computer scientists and … students in economics and finance will be able to understand it. This book would be my choice for a textbook if I were to teach a course in probability theory for math majors.” (Charles Ashbacher, The Mathematical Association of America, November, 2009)

“This textbook is designed for a course in probability theory at the undergraduate post-calculus level. … The book should be a good choice for a course at the indicated level.” (Gerald A. Heuer, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1192, 2010)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-74995-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-74994-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $69.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2923-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Basic Probability Theory with Applications
Authors
Series Title
Springer Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics and Technology
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-74995-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-74995-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-74994-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2923-4
Series ISSN
1867-5506
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 340
Number of Illustrations and Tables
50 b/w illustrations
Topics