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# A First Course in Probability

** **This introduction presents the mathematical theory of probability for readers in the fields of engineering and the sciences who possess knowledge of elementary calculus. Presents new examples and exercises throughout. Offers a new section that presents an elegant way of computing the moments of random variables defined as the number of events that occur. Gives applicatio

Hardcover, Seventh Edition, 576 pages

Published
May 28th 2005
by Prentice Hall
(first published 1976)

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Mar 24, 2011
Joecolelife
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Contrary to its title, this book has helped me through several probability courses. I used this book not only to study for the first actuary exam, but also as a supplement for my intermediate and doctoral-level probability/inference courses. Ross fills in gaps left by texts such as Rice, Cassella and Berger, etc., by spelling out properties of various distributions, and showing how they relate to eachother, and by doing many many examples.

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Mar 24, 2011
Joecolelife
rated it
5 of 5 stars

Recommended to Joecolelife by:
www.CocoMartini.com Online Bookstore

Contrary to its title, this book has helped me through several probability courses. I used this book not only to study for the first actuary exam, but also as a supplement for my intermediate and doctoral-level probability/inference courses. Ross fills in gaps left by texts such as Rice, Cassella and Berger, etc., by spelling out properties of various distributions, and showing how they relate to eachother, and by doing many many examples.

Incidentally, save yourself the money and get an earlier ...more

Incidentally, save yourself the money and get an earlier ...more

Dec 06, 2010
Ethemaaa
marked it as to-read

it was absolutely booring

Oct 03, 2011
Byron
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