This market leader is written as an elementary introduction to the mathematical theory of probability for students in mathematics; engineering; and the sciences who possess the prerequisite knowledge of elementary calculus.
A major thrust of the Fifth Edition has been to make the book more accessible to today’s students. The exercise sets have been revised to include more simple; mechanical problems and a new section of Self-Test Problems with fully worked out solutions conclude each chapter. In addition; many new applications have been added to demonstrate the importance of probability in real situations.
A software diskette; referenced in text and packaged with each copy of the book; provides an easy to use tool for students to derive probabilities for binomial; Poisson; and normal random variables; illustrate and explore the central limit theorem; work with the strong law of large numbers; and more.