Probability Theory

Author: E. T. Jaynes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521592712
Release Date: 2003-04-10
Genre: Mathematics

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Probability Theory

Author: Y. A. Rozanov
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486321141
Release Date: 2013-05-27
Genre: Mathematics

This clear exposition begins with basic concepts and moves on to combination of events, dependent events and random variables, Bernoulli trials and the De Moivre-Laplace theorem, and more. Includes 150 problems, many with answers.

Physics and Probability

Author: W. T. Grandy, Jr
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521617103
Release Date: 2004-12-16
Genre: Mathematics

A collection of papers on the pioneering work of Edwin T. Jaynes in statistical physics, quantum optics and probability theory.

Concepts of Probability Theory

Author: Paul E. Pfeiffer
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486165660
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: Mathematics

Using the Kolmogorov model, this intermediate-level text discusses random variables, probability distributions, mathematical expectation, random processes, more. For advanced undergraduates students of science, engineering, or math. Includes problems with answers and six appendixes. 1965 edition.

The Theory of Probability

Author: Harold Jeffreys
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191589676
Release Date: 1998-08-06
Genre: Mathematics

Another title in the reissued Oxford Classic Texts in the Physical Sciences series, Jeffrey's Theory of Probability, first published in 1939, was the first to develop a fundamental theory of scientific inference based on the ideas of Bayesian statistics. His ideas were way ahead of their time and it is only in the past ten years that the subject of Bayes' factors has been significantly developed and extended. Until recently the two schools of statistics (Bayesian and Frequentist) were distinctly different and set apart. Recent work (aided by increased computer power and availability) has changed all that and today's graduate students and researchers all require an understanding of Bayesian ideas. This book is their starting point.

Probability Theory

Author: Alexandr A. Borovkov
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781447152019
Release Date: 2013-06-22
Genre: Mathematics

This self-contained, comprehensive book tackles the principal problems and advanced questions of probability theory and random processes in 22 chapters, presented in a logical order but also suitable for dipping into. They include both classical and more recent results, such as large deviations theory, factorization identities, information theory, stochastic recursive sequences. The book is further distinguished by the inclusion of clear and illustrative proofs of the fundamental results that comprise many methodological improvements aimed at simplifying the arguments and making them more transparent. The importance of the Russian school in the development of probability theory has long been recognized. This book is the translation of the fifth edition of the highly successful Russian textbook. This edition includes a number of new sections, such as a new chapter on large deviation theory for random walks, which are of both theoretical and applied interest. The frequent references to Russian literature throughout this work lend a fresh dimension and make it an invaluable source of reference for Western researchers and advanced students in probability related subjects. Probability Theory will be of interest to both advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying probability theory and its applications. It can serve as a basis for several one-semester courses on probability theory and random processes as well as self-study.

Algebra of Probable Inference

Author: Richard T. Cox
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 080186982X
Release Date: 1961
Genre: Mathematics

Cox develops and demonstrates that probability theory is the only theory of inductive inference that abides by logical consistency. He does so through a functional derivation of probability theory as the unique extension of Boolean Algebra thereby establishing the legitimacy of probability theory as formalized by Laplace in the 18th century. (Mathematics)

The Theory of Gambling and Statistical Logic

Author: Richard A. Epstein
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780123978707
Release Date: 2012-12-28
Genre: Games

Early in his rise to enlightenment, man invented a concept that has since been variously viewed as a vice, a crime, a business, a pleasure, a type of magic, a disease, a folly, a weakness, a form of sexual substitution, an expression of the human instinct. He invented gambling. Recent advances in the field, particularly Parrondo's paradox, have triggered a surge of interest in the statistical and mathematical theory behind gambling. This interest was acknowledge in the motion picture, "21," inspired by the true story of the MIT students who mastered the art of card counting to reap millions from the Vegas casinos. Richard Epstein's classic book on gambling and its mathematical analysis covers the full range of games from penny matching to blackjack, from Tic-Tac-Toe to the stock market (including Edward Thorp's warrant-hedging analysis). He even considers whether statistical inference can shed light on the study of paranormal phenomena. Epstein is witty and insightful, a pleasure to dip into and read and rewarding to study. The book is written at a fairly sophisticated mathematical level; this is not "Gambling for Dummies" or "How To Beat The Odds Without Really Trying." A background in upper-level undergraduate mathematics is helpful for understanding this work. Comprehensive and exciting analysis of all major casino games and variants Covers a wide range of interesting topics not covered in other books on the subject Depth and breadth of its material is unique compared to other books of this nature Richard Epstein's website: www.gamblingtheory.net

Foundations of Probability

Author: Alfred Renyi
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486462615
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Mathematics

Introducing many innovations in content and methods, this book involves the foundations, basic concepts, and fundamental results of probability theory. Geared toward readers seeking a firm basis for study of mathematical statistics or information theory, it also covers the mathematical notions of experiments and independence. 1970 edition.

Probability and Finance

Author: Glenn Shafer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471461715
Release Date: 2005-03-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Provides a foundation for probability based on game theory rather than measure theory. A strong philosophical approach with practical applications. Presents in-depth coverage of classical probability theory as well as new theory.

Philosophical Theories of Probability

Author: Donald Gillies
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134672455
Release Date: 2012-09-10
Genre: Philosophy

The Twentieth Century has seen a dramatic rise in the use of probability and statistics in almost all fields of research. This has stimulated many new philosophical ideas on probability. Philosophical Theories of Probability is the first book to present a clear, comprehensive and systematic account of these various theories and to explain how they relate to one another. Gillies also offers a distinctive version of the propensity theory of probability, and the intersubjective interpretation, which develops the subjective theory.

Philosophy of Probability

Author: Antony Eagle
Publisher:
ISBN: 0415483875
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Mathematics

`The philosophy of probability has had a venerable history, but recently it has especially stepped into the limelight, and it is flourishing nowadays. This volume brings together both classics and cutting-edge contributions to its literature. Antony Eagle does an excellent job of orienting the reader by grouping these articles thematically, and by providing a panoramic and incisive introduction to each of the themes. A terrific resource --- that's a certainty'. Alan Hajek, The Australian National University, Australia The book features a useful primer on the mathematics of probability, and each section includes an introduction by the editor, as well as a guide to further reading. A broad-ranging and highly accessible exploration of the subject, Philosophy of Probability is ideal for any student of formal epistemology, philosophy of science, metaphysics, or philosophy of mathematics.

The Empire of Chance

Author: Gerd Gigerenzer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107393004
Release Date: 1990-10-26
Genre: Political Science

The Empire of Chance tells how quantitative ideas of chance transformed the natural and social sciences, as well as daily life over the last three centuries. A continuous narrative connects the earliest application of probability and statistics in gambling and insurance to the most recent forays into law, medicine, polling and baseball. Separate chapters explore the theoretical and methodological impact in biology, physics and psychology. Themes recur - determinism, inference, causality, free will, evidence, the shifting meaning of probability - but in dramatically different disciplinary and historical contexts. In contrast to the literature on the mathematical development of probability and statistics, this book centres on how these technical innovations remade our conceptions of nature, mind and society. Written by an interdisciplinary team of historians and philosophers, this readable, lucid account keeps technical material to an absolute minimum. It is aimed not only at specialists in the history and philosophy of science, but also at the general reader and scholars in other disciplines.