Applications of Probability and Random Variables

Author: George Proctor Wadsworth,Joseph G. Bryan

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Probabilities

Page: 448

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Probability concepts; Discrete Random variables; Probability and difference equations; Continuous Random variables; Joint distributions; Derived distributions; Mathematical expectation; Generating functions; Markov processes and waiting lines; Some statistical uses of probability.
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Elementary Applications of Probability Theory

Author: Henry C. Tuckwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351452959

Category: Mathematics

Page: 308

View: 1198

This book provides a clear and straightforward introduction to applications of probability theory with examples given in the biological sciences and engineering. The first chapter contains a summary of basic probability theory. Chapters two to five deal with random variables and their applications. Topics covered include geometric probability, estimation of animal and plant populations, reliability theory and computer simulation. Chapter six contains a lucid account of the convergence of sequences of random variables, with emphasis on the central limit theorem and the weak law of numbers. The next four chapters introduce random processes, including random walks and Markov chains illustrated by examples in population genetics and population growth. This edition also includes two chapters which introduce, in a manifestly readable fashion, the topic of stochastic differential equations and their applications.
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Elementary applications of probability theory

Author: Henry Clavering Tuckwell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780412304804

Category: Mathematics

Page: 225

View: 9344

This book provides a clear and straightforward introduction to applications of probability theory with examples given in the biological sciences and engineering. The first chapter contains a summary of basic probability theory. Chapters two to five deal with random variables and their applications. Topics covered include geometric probability, estimation of animal and plant populations, reliability theory and computer simulation. Chapter six contains a lucid account of the convergence of sequences of random variables, with emphasis on the central limit theorem and the weak law of numbers. The next four chapters introduce random processes, including random walks and Markov chains illustrated by examples in population genetics and population growth. This edition also includes two chapters which introduce, in a manifestly readable fashion, the topic of stochastic differential equations and their applications.
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Probability and Random Processes

Author: Venkatarama Krishnan,Kavitha Chandra

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118923138

Category: Mathematics

Page: 512

View: 1800

Probability and Random Processes explains in detail the essential topics of applied mathematical functions to problems that engineers and researchers solve daily in the course of their work. It discusses, among others, set theory, combinatorics, random variables, discrete and continuous probability distribution functions, functions, moments, and convergence of random variables, autocovariance and cross covariance functions, and stationarity concepts. The book facilitates understanding by presenting clear examples, carefully-detailed figures and illustrations, and hundreds of examples, some with multiple solutions. A number of probability tables with accuracy up to nine decimal places are given in the seven appendices, enhancing the value of this comprehensive reference.
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Probability and Random Processes

With Applications to Signal Processing and Communications

Author: Scott Miller,Donald Childers

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123870135

Category: Mathematics

Page: 522

View: 3784

Probability and Random Processes, Second Edition presents pertinent applications to signal processing and communications, two areas of key interest to students and professionals in today's booming communications industry. The book includes unique chapters on narrowband random processes and simulation techniques. It also describes applications in digital communications, information theory, coding theory, image processing, speech analysis, synthesis and recognition, and others. Exceptional exposition and numerous worked out problems make this book extremely readable and accessible. The authors connect the applications discussed in class to the textbook. The new edition contains more real world signal processing and communications applications. It introduces the reader to the basics of probability theory and explores topics ranging from random variables, distributions and density functions to operations on a single random variable. There are also discussions on pairs of random variables; multiple random variables; random sequences and series; random processes in linear systems; Markov processes; and power spectral density. This book is intended for practicing engineers and students in graduate-level courses in the topic. Exceptional exposition and numerous worked out problems make the book extremely readable and accessible The authors connect the applications discussed in class to the textbook The new edition contains more real world signal processing and communications applications Includes an entire chapter devoted to simulation techniques
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Probability with Statistical Applications

Author: Rinaldo Bruno Schinazi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817642471

Category: Mathematics

Page: 218

View: 1666

This concise text is intended for a one-semester course, and offers a practical introduction to probability for undergraduates at all levels with different backgrounds and views towards applications. Only basiccalculus is required. However, the book is written so that the calculus difficulties of students do not obscure the probability content in the first six chapters. Thus, the exposition initially focuses on fundamental probability concepts and an easy introduction to statistics. Theory is kept to a minimum here, the striking feature being numerous exercises and examples. Chapters 7 and 8 rely heavily on the calculus of one and several variables to study sums of random variables (via moment generating functions), transformations of random variables (using distribution functions) and transformations of random vectors. In Chapter 8 a number of facts are proved with respect to expectation, variance and covariance, and normal samples. In recent years there has been an increasing need for teaching some statistics in an introductory probability course. Many undergraduate programs in biology, computer science, engineering, physics and mathematics have traditionally required such a cour
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Probability and Random Processes

Author: S. Palaniammal

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120342453

Category: Mathematical techniques

Page: 12

View: 9360

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Introduction to Probability with Statistical Applications

Author: Géza Schay

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3319306200

Category: Mathematics

Page: 385

View: 2266

Now in its second edition, this textbook serves as an introduction to probability and statistics for non-mathematics majors who do not need the exhaustive detail and mathematical depth provided in more comprehensive treatments of the subject. The presentation covers the mathematical laws of random phenomena, including discrete and continuous random variables, expectation and variance, and common probability distributions such as the binomial, Poisson, and normal distributions. More classical examples such as Montmort's problem, the ballot problem, and Bertrand’s paradox are now included, along with applications such as the Maxwell-Boltzmann and Bose-Einstein distributions in physics. Key features in new edition: * 35 new exercises * Expanded section on the algebra of sets * Expanded chapters on probabilities to include more classical examples * New section on regression * Online instructors' manual containing solutions to all exercises“/p> Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in computer science, engineering, and other natural and social sciences with only a basic background in calculus will benefit from this introductory text balancing theory with applications. Review of the first edition: This textbook is a classical and well-written introduction to probability theory and statistics. ... the book is written ‘for an audience such as computer science students, whose mathematical background is not very strong and who do not need the detail and mathematical depth of similar books written for mathematics or statistics majors.’ ... Each new concept is clearly explained and is followed by many detailed examples. ... numerous examples of calculations are given and proofs are well-detailed." (Sophie Lemaire, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2008 m)
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Fuzzy Probabilities

New Approach and Applications

Author: James J. Buckley

Publisher: Physica

ISBN: 3642867863

Category: Computers

Page: 165

View: 4723

In probability and statistics we often have to estimate probabilities and parameters in probability distributions using a random sample. Instead of using a point estimate calculated from the data we propose using fuzzy numbers which are constructed from a set of confidence intervals. In probability calculations we apply constrained fuzzy arithmetic because probabilities must add to one. Fuzzy random variables have fuzzy distributions. A fuzzy normal random variable has the normal distribution with fuzzy number mean and variance. Applications are to queuing theory, Markov chains, inventory control, decision theory and reliability theory.
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Fundamentals of Probability and Statistics for Engineers

Author: T. T. Soong

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 9780470868133

Category: Mathematics

Page: 391

View: 5073

This title has been prepared very much with students and their needs in mind. Having been classroom tested over many years, it is a true learner's book, made for students who require a deeper understanding of probability and statistics and the process ofmodel selection.
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Introduction to Probability and Stochastic Processes with Applications

Author: Liliana Blanco Castañeda,Viswanathan Arunachalam,Selvamuthu Dharmaraja

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118344960

Category: Mathematics

Page: 614

View: 5663

An easily accessible, real-world approach to probability andstochastic processes Introduction to Probability and Stochastic Processes withApplications presents a clear, easy-to-understand treatment ofprobability and stochastic processes, providing readers with asolid foundation they can build upon throughout their careers. Withan emphasis on applications in engineering, applied sciences,business and finance, statistics, mathematics, and operationsresearch, the book features numerous real-world examples thatillustrate how random phenomena occur in nature and how to useprobabilistic techniques to accurately model these phenomena. The authors discuss a broad range of topics, from the basicconcepts of probability to advanced topics for further study,including Itô integrals, martingales, and sigma algebras.Additional topical coverage includes: Distributions of discrete and continuous random variablesfrequently used in applications Random vectors, conditional probability, expectation, andmultivariate normal distributions The laws of large numbers, limit theorems, and convergence ofsequences of random variables Stochastic processes and related applications, particularly inqueueing systems Financial mathematics, including pricing methods such asrisk-neutral valuation and the Black-Scholes formula Extensive appendices containing a review of the requisitemathematics and tables of standard distributions for use inapplications are provided, and plentiful exercises, problems, andsolutions are found throughout. Also, a related website featuresadditional exercises with solutions and supplementary material forclassroom use. Introduction to Probability and StochasticProcesses with Applications is an ideal book for probabilitycourses at the upper-undergraduate level. The book is also avaluable reference for researchers and practitioners in the fieldsof engineering, operations research, and computer science whoconduct data analysis to make decisions in their everyday work.
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Concepts of Probability Theory

Author: Paul E. Pfeiffer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486636771

Category: Mathematics

Page: 405

View: 4896

Using the simple conceptual framework of the Kolmogorov model, this intermediate-level textbook discusses random variables and probability distributions, sums and integrals, mathematical expectation, sequence and sums of random variables, and random processes. For advanced undergraduate students of science, engineering, or mathematics acquainted with basic calculus. Includes problems with answers and six appendixes. 1965 edition.
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Probability with Statistical Applications

Author: Rinaldo B. Schinazi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 081768249X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 347

View: 2759

This second edition textbook offers a practical introduction to probability for undergraduates at all levels with different backgrounds and views towards applications. Calculus is a prerequisite for understanding the basic concepts, however the book is written with a sensitivity to students’ common difficulties with calculus that does not obscure the thorough treatment of the probability content. The first six chapters of this text neatly and concisely cover the material traditionally required by most undergraduate programs for a first course in probability. The comprehensive text includes a multitude of new examples and exercises, and careful revisions throughout. Particular attention is given to the expansion of the last three chapters of the book with the addition of one entirely new chapter (9) on ’Finding and Comparing Estimators.’ The classroom-tested material presented in this second edition forms the basis for a second course introducing mathematical statistics.
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Weak Convergence of Measures

Applications in Probability

Author: Patrick Billingsley

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 9781611970623

Category: Convergence

Page: 31

View: 2851

A treatment of the convergence of probability measures from the foundations to applications in limit theory for dependent random variables. Mapping theorems are proved via Skorokhod's representation theorem; Prokhorov's theorem is proved by construction of a content. The limit theorems at the conclusion are proved under a new set of conditions that apply fairly broadly, but at the same time make possible relatively simple proofs.
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Probability and Random Processes with Applications to Signal Processing

Author: Henry Stark,John William Woods

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130200716

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 689

View: 7361

For courses in Probability and Random Processes. An accessible, yet mathematically solid, treatment of probability and random processes. More explanations and more detailed derivations - Given throughout. Many computer examples - Integrated throughout.. Presents probability examples in BASIC.. Includes random process examples in MATLAB using the Student Edition. Discussions of fundamental principles, especially basic probability - Expanded in this edition. Functions of Random Variables - Included as a separate chapter. Problems dealing with applications of basic theory - Added in such areas as medical imaging, percolation theory in fractals, and generation of random numbers. Several new topics covered - Failure rates, the Chernoff bound, interval estimation and the Student t-distribution, and power spectral density estimation. More rigor in the latter half of the text- Mean square convergence and introduction of Martingales. Brief appendix- Reviews relevant mathematics.
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Probability

With Applications and R

Author: Robert P. Dobrow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118589440

Category: Mathematics

Page: 520

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An introduction to probability at the undergraduate level Chance and randomness are encountered on a daily basis. Authoredby a highly qualified professor in the field, Probability: WithApplications and R delves into the theories and applicationsessential to obtaining a thorough understanding of probability. With real-life examples and thoughtful exercises from fields asdiverse as biology, computer science, cryptology, ecology, publichealth, and sports, the book is accessible for a variety ofreaders. The book’s emphasis on simulation through the use ofthe popular R software language clarifies and illustrates keycomputational and theoretical results. Probability: With Applications and R helps readersdevelop problem-solving skills and delivers an appropriate mix oftheory and application. The book includes: Chapters covering first principles, conditional probability,independent trials, random variables, discrete distributions,continuous probability, continuous distributions, conditionaldistribution, and limits An early introduction to random variables and Monte Carlosimulation and an emphasis on conditional probability,conditioning, and developing probabilistic intuition An R tutorial with example script files Many classic and historical problems of probability as well asnontraditional material, such as Benford’s law, power-lawdistributions, and Bayesian statistics A topics section with suitable material for projects andexplorations, such as random walk on graphs, Markov chains, andMarkov chain Monte Carlo Chapter-by-chapter summaries and hundreds of practicalexercises Probability: With Applications and R is an ideal text fora beginning course in probability at the undergraduate level.
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Theoretical probability for applications

Author: Sidney C. Port

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: 9780471632160

Category: Mathematics

Page: 894

View: 8602

Offering comprehensive coverage of modern probability theory (exclusive of continuous time stochastic processes), this unique book functions as both an introduction for graduate statisticians, mathematicians, engineers, and economists and an encyclopedic reference of the subject for professionals in these fields. It assumes only a knowledge of calculus as well as basic real analysis and linear algebra. Throughout Theoretical Probability for Applications the focus is on the practical uses of this increasingly important tool. It develops topics of discrete time probability theory for use in a multitude of applications, including stochastic processes, theoretical statistics, and other disciplines that require a sound foundation in modern probability theory. Principles of measure theory related to the study of probability theory are developed as they are required throughout the book. The book examines most of the basic probability models that involve only a finite or countably infinite number of random variables. Topics in the "Discrete Models" section include Bernoulli trials, random walks, matching, sums of indicators, multinomial trials. Poisson approximations and processes, sampling. Markov chains, and discrete renewal theory. Nondiscrete models discussed include univariate, Beta, sampling, and Dirichlet distributions as well as order statistics. A separate chapter covers aspects of the multivariate normal model. Every treatment is carried out for both random vectors and random variables. Consequently, the book contains complete proofs of the vector case which often differ in detail from those of the scalar case. Complete with end-of-chapter exercises that provide both a drill of thematerial presented and an expansion of that same material, explanations of notations used, and a detailed bibliography. Theoretical Probability for Applications is a practical, easy-to-use reference which accommodates the diverse needs of statisticians, mathematicians, economists, engineers, instructors, and students alike.
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Probability

Modeling and Applications to Random Processes

Author: Gregory K. Miller

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 488

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Improve Your Probability of Mastering This Topic This book takes an innovative approach to calculus-based probability theory, considering it within a framework for creating models of random phenomena. The author focuses on the synthesis of stochastic models concurrent with the development of distribution theory while also introducing the reader to basic statistical inference. In this way, the major stochastic processes are blended with coverage of probability laws, random variables, and distribution theory, equipping the reader to be a true problem solver and critical thinker. Deliberately conversational in tone, Probability is written for students in junior- or senior-level probability courses majoring in mathematics, statistics, computer science, or engineering. The book offers a lucid and mathematicallysound introduction to how probability is used to model random behavior in the natural world. The text contains the following chapters: * Modeling * Sets and Functions * Probability Laws I: Building on the Axioms * Probability Laws II: Results of Conditioning * Random Variables and Stochastic Processes * Discrete Random Variables and Applications in Stochastic Processes * Continuous Random Variables and Applications in Stochastic Processes * Covariance and Correlation Among Random Variables Included exercises cover a wealth of additional concepts, such as conditional independence, Simpson's paradox, acceptance sampling, geometric probability, simulation, exponential families of distributions, Jensen's inequality, and many non-standard probability distributions.
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