Probability and Risk Analysis

An Introduction for Engineers

Authors: Rychlik, Igor, Rydén, Jesper

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This book presents notions and ideas from the foundations of a statistical treatment of risks. Bayesian methods are frequently used in that area, hence a reasonable proportion of the presentation is devoted to such approaches. Modern statistical tools, namely Poisson regression, analysis of deviance, extreme-value theory and threshold methods are also used to identify and solve practical problems. The knowledge of such tools facilitates the understanding of the role of probability in risk analysis and proper use of outputs given by software packages.

The book is written with a student in mind who has studied elementary undergraduate courses in engineering mathematics, perhaps including an introductory course in statistics. The text emphasizes an understanding of the theory and methods presented. Hence, comments are given verbally and an intuitive reasoning is frequent. This is not just another new textbook on elementary probability and statistics, but focuses strongly on applications within the field of risk and safety analysis.

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"This is a textbook for students with basic (undergraduate courses) mathematical knowledge. In the first part, elementary statistical methods are explained including basic ideas of Bayesian inference and point processes. The second part is devoted to probabilistic assessment of risk in engineering problems. … Each chapter ends with a section on exercises, short solutions are given in appendix." (Daniela Jarušková, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1145, 2008)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Probability and Risk Analysis
Book Subtitle
An Introduction for Engineers
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-39521-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-39521-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-24223-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06346-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 281
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