Springer Texts in Statistics

A Modern Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Understanding Why and How

Authors: Dekking, F.M., Kraaikamp, C., Lopuhaä, H.P., Meester, L.E.

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About this Textbook

Probability and Statistics are studied by most science students, usually as a second- or third-year course. Many current texts in the area are just cookbooks and, as a result, students do not know why they perform the methods they are taught, or why the methods work. The strength of this book is that it readdresses these shortcomings; by using examples, often from real-life and using real data, the authors can show how the fundamentals of probabilistic and statistical theories arise intuitively. It provides a tried and tested, self-contained course, that can also be used for self-study.

A Modern Introduction to Probability and Statistics has numerous quick exercises to give direct feedback to the students. In addition the book contains over 350 exercises, half of which have answers, of which half have full solutions. A website at www.springeronline.com/1-85233-896-2 gives access to the data files used in the text, and, for instructors, the remaining solutions. The only pre-requisite for the book is a first course in calculus; the text covers standard statistics and probability material, and develops beyond traditional parametric models to the Poisson process, and on to useful modern methods such as the bootstrap.

This will be a key text for undergraduates in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Business Studies who are studying a mathematical statistics course, and also for more intensive engineering statistics courses for undergraduates in all engineering subjects.

About the authors

Michel Dekking, Cor Kraaikamp, Rik Lopuhaä and Ludolf Meester are professors in the Department of Applied Mathematics at TU Delft, The Netherlands. The material in this book has been successfully taught there for several years, and at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, and Wesleyan University, USA, since 2003.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"[the material is] superbly motivated with interest-grabbing examples... exercises excellent and plentiful." Edward Williams, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA

"... it is a notoriously hard task to introduce probability and statistics with a mix of intuition and mathematics to keep students motivated. Therefore, I very much welcome this book and recommend it as course material." Sara van de Geer, Leiden University, The Netherlands 

"This textbook provides a well-written first course in probability and statistics...It is a book that has been written based on the long teaching experience of the authors and I would certainly recommend it for university coursework." Short Book Reviews of the International Statistical Institute,  December 2005

"This book has numerous quick exercises to give direct feedback to the students. … A website at www.springeronline.com/978-1-85233-896-1 gives access to the data files used in the text … . This will be a key text for undergraduates in computer science, physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology and business studies who are studying a mathematical statistics course, and also for more intensive engineering statistics courses for undergraduates in all engineering subjects." (Rainer Beedgen, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1079, 2006)

"The book is designed for a one-semester introductory course in probability and statistics basics for engineering students. … It can also be used by students in other more mathematically oriented majors such as applied mathematics with more emphasis on the mathematics and additional coverage in topics such as combinatorics, conditional expectation, and generating functions. … More elaborate exercises and real datasets are given at the end of each chapter." (Arthur B. Yeh, Technometrics, Vol. 49 (3), August, 2007)


Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Why probability and statistics?

    Dekking, Frederik Michel (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Outcomes, events, and probability

    Dekking, Frederik Michel (et al.)

    Pages 13-24

  • Conditional probability and independence

    Dekking, Frederik Michel (et al.)

    Pages 25-40

  • Discrete random variables

    Dekking, Frederik Michel (et al.)

    Pages 41-55

  • Continuous random variables

    Dekking, Frederik Michel (et al.)

    Pages 57-70

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-84628-168-6
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Hardcover $59.95
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  • ISBN 978-1-85233-896-1
  • with online files
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $59.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84996-952-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Modern Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Book Subtitle
Understanding Why and How
Authors
Series Title
Springer Texts in Statistics
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-168-6
DOI
10.1007/1-84628-168-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-85233-896-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-952-9
Series ISSN
1431-875X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 488
Number of Illustrations and Tables
120 b/w illustrations
Topics