Description 
1 online resource (1 volume) 
Series 
Problem books in mathematics 

Problem books in mathematics.

Contents 
Preface  Contents  0 Notation and Terminology  1 Problems  2 Hints  3 Solutions  References  Index 
Summary 
"40 Puzzles and Problems in Probability and Mathematical Statistics" is intended to teach the reader to think probabilistically by solving challenging, nonstandard probability problems. The motivation for this clearly written collection lies in the belief that challenging problems help to develop, and to sharpen, our probabilistic intuition much better than plainstyle deductions from abstract concepts. The selected problems fall into two broad categories. Problems related to probability theory come first, followed by problems related to the application of probability to the field of mathematical statistics. All problems seek to convey a nonstandard aspect or an approach which is not immediately obvious. The word puzzles in the title refers to questions in which some qualitative, nontechnical insight is most important. Ideally, puzzles can teach a productive new way of framing or representing a given situation. Although the border between the two is not always clearly defined, problems tend to require a more systematic application of formal tools, and to stress more technical aspects. Thus, a major aim of the present collection is to bridge the gap between introductory texts and rigorous stateoftheart books. Anyone with a basic knowledge of probability, calculus and statistics will benefit from this book; however, many of the problems collected require little more than elementary probability and straight logical reasoning. To assist anyone using this book for selfstudy, the author has included very detailed stepforstep solutions of all problems and also short hints which point the reader in the appropriate direction 
Analysis 
wiskunde 

mathematics 

stochastische processen 

stochastic processes 

waarschijnlijkheidstheorie 

probability theory 

Mathematics (General) 

Wiskunde (algemeen) 
Notes 
English 

Print version record 
Subject 
Probabilities.


Mathematical statistics.


Probabilities  Problems, exercises, etc


Mathematical statistics  Problems, exercises, etc


Probability


probability.


Mathematical statistics.


Probabilities.

Genre/Form 
exercise books.


Problems and exercises.


Problems and exercises.


ProblĂ¨mes et exercices.

Form 
Electronic book

ISBN 
9780387735122 

0387735127 

1441925228 

9781441925220 

0387735119 

9780387735115 
