 Includes nearly 400 exercises and examples allowing students to internalize new concepts
 Theory and applications carefully balanced
 Provides a rigorous discussion with carefully motivated definitions, theorems, and proofs
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Now in its second edition, this textbook serves as an introduction to probability and statistics for nonmathematics majors who do not need the exhaustive detail and mathematical depth provided in more comprehensive treatments of the subject. The presentation covers the mathematical laws of random phenomena, including discrete and continuous random variables, expectation and variance, and common probability distributions such as the binomial, Poisson, and normal distributions. More classical examples such as Montmort's problem, the ballot problem, and Bertrand’s paradox are now included, along with applications such as the MaxwellBoltzmann and BoseEinstein distributions in physics.
Key features in new edition:
* 35 new exercises
* Expanded section on the algebra of sets* Expanded chapters on probabilities to include more classical examples
* New section on regression
* Online instructors' manual containing solutions to all exercises<
Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in computer science, engineering, and other natural and social sciences with only a basic background in calculus will benefit from this introductory text balancing theory with applications.
Review of the first edition:
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Geza Schay is Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, College of Science and Mathematics.
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“Schay (emer., Univ. of Massachusetts) has created a text for a two semester, calculusbased course in mathematical statistics. … The prose reads well. Physical production is good. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upperdivision undergraduates and graduate students.” (W. R. Lee, Choice, Vol. 54 (6), February, 2017)
“I believe that students concentrating in mathematics and related subjects will find this book readable and interesting. … I think that students learning the probability for the first time will get real value out of working through the examples and exercises of the text. … Introduction to Probability with Statistical Applications is very clearly written and reading the book is enjoyable. I would certainly recommend Schay’s book as a primary textbook for an undergraduate course in calculusbased probability.” (Jason M. Graham, MAA Reviews, September, 2016)
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 Book Title
 Introduction to Probability with Statistical Applications
 Authors

 Géza Schay
 Copyright
 2016
 Publisher
 Birkhäuser Basel
 Copyright Holder
 Springer International Publishing Switzerland
 eBook ISBN
 9783319306209
 DOI
 10.1007/9783319306209
 Hardcover ISBN
 9783319306186
 Softcover ISBN
 9783319808529
 Edition Number
 2
 Number of Pages
 XII, 385
 Number of Illustrations
 49 b/w illustrations
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