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Deborah Ph.D. Rumsey, «Probability For Dummies (For Dummies (Math & Science))»
For Dummies | ISBN 0471751413 | 2006-04-03 | PDF | 3,8 Mb | 358 pages





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Book Description:

Packed with practical tips and techniques for solving probability problems


Increase your chances of acing that probability exam – or winning at the casino!

Whether you're hitting the books for a probability or statistics course or hitting the tables at a casino, working out probabilities can be problematic. This book helps you even the odds. Using easy-to-understand explanations and examples, it demystifies probability – and even offers savvy tips to boost your chances of gambling success!

Discover how to
* Conquer combinations and permutations
* Understand probability models from binomial to exponential
* Make good decisions using probability
* Play the odds in poker, roulette, and other games





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The fun and easy way to conquer statistics and probability Probability For Dummies expands upon students intuitive understanding of the concept of probability through use of examples and clear explanations of mathematics behind this fascinating science. Included is discussion of set theory, counting, permutations and combinations, random variables, conditional probability, joint distributions, conditional expectations, gambling, and actuarial applications and probability modeling. The book also includes sample problems with a minimal reliance on complicated calculus. Packed with real-life examples and thorough explanations of math problems, students and professionals in such fields as investment banking, forensic science, and engineering will have just the straightforward, friendly guide they're looking for. Deborah J. Rumsey, PhD (Columbus, OH), is a Statistics Education Specialist and auxiliary faculty member of the Department of Statistics at Ohio State University. Her books include Statistics For Dummies (0-7645-5423-9) and the Statistics Workbook For Dummies (0-7645-8466-9).



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Packed with practical tips and techniques for solving probability problems

Increase your chances of acing that probability exam — or winning at the casino!

Whether you're hitting the books for a probability or statistics course or hitting the tables at a casino, working out probabilities can be problematic. This book helps you even the odds. Using easy-to-understand explanations and examples, it demystifies probability — and even offers savvy tips to boost your chances of gambling success!

Discover how to

* Conquer combinations and permutations
* Understand probability models from binomial to exponential
* Make good decisions using probability
* Play the odds in poker, roulette, and other games



About the Author:

Deborah Rumsey has a PhD in Statistics from The Ohio State University (1993). Upon graduating, she joined the faculty in the Department of Statistics at Kansas State University, where she won the distinguished Presidential Teaching Award and earned tenure and promotion in 1998. In 2000, she returned to Ohio State and is now a Statistics Education Specialist/Auxiliary Faculty Member for the Department of Statistics. Dr. Rumsey has served on the American Statistical Association’s Statistics Education Executive Committee and is the Editor of the Teaching Bits section of the Journal of Statistics Education. She’s the author of the books Statistics For Dummies and Statistics Workbook For Dummies (Wiley). She also has published many papers and given many professional presentations on the subject of Statistics Education. Her particular research interests are curriculum materials development, teacher training and support, and immersive learning environments. Her passions, besides teaching, include her family, fishing, bird watching, driving a new Kubota tractor on the family “farm,” and Ohio State Buckeye football (not necessarily in that order).