By Kathleen Subrahmaniam

A bit of revised/expanded re-creation of a problem-oriented introductory undergraduate textual content, the 1st version of which seemed a few decade in the past. the writer writes with courteous readability, and imposes merely modest calls for upon the mathematical talents of her readers. difficulties on the finish of every of t

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As preparation, students are expected to have only a thorough background in high school algebra. The Primer can be used to provide two types of courses: (1) a course for mathematical science students interested in detailed proofs and (2) a less mathematically oriented course emphasizing the results of the proofs and examples. This second type of course might well be offered for high school seniors. At this level a course in probability should be oriented toward ''problem solving, " for only by working problems do students really master the subject.

Dekker[/PU][DP]1990[/DP]End of Citation Â < previous page < previous page page_ix page_v next page > next page > Page v Preface to the Second Edition During the past decade many first year undergraduate students have been introduced to probability through the first edition of A Primer in Probability. Teaching these students, and discussions with them, have led to some rearrangement and addition of topics. The material added to the second edition reflects an attempt to increase students' awareness of the role of probability theory in statistical inference.

KATHLEEN SUBRAHMANIAM Start of Citation[PU]M. 7 Random Variables Based on Samples 155 Problems 158 Start of Citation[PU]M. 4 Approximating Discrete Distributions Using the Central Limit Theorem 234 Problems 245 Appendixes 38 A Summation and Subscripts 249 B Set Theory 253 C Mathematical Induction as a Method of Proof 257 D Binomial Expansions 261 E Infinite Series 267 39 Tables 271 Answers to Selected Problems 285 Index 315 Start of Citation[PU]M.