Oxford Probability and Statistics 1

For Cambridge International AS and A Level

Author: James Nicholson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198306931

Category: Mathematical statistics

Page: 224

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This stretching course builds the advanced skills students will need for the latest Cambridge assessments and prepares them for the transition to higher education. Engaging, real world examples are included throughout, making mathematics relevant to real life.FeaturesHelp every student build crucial analytical skills - with clear explanations and extensive practice to prepare them for the demands of university level study.Make mathematics relevant to real life - with engaging, real life applications from around the world, to keep students motivated.Develop exam confidence - Cambridge past paper questions and exam style questions provide plenty of relevant practice for the latest Cambridge assessments.Comprehensive - we are working with Cambridge towards endorsementBuild strong mathematical skillsR - David Rayner's clear, practice-based approach is trusted around the world to develop students' confidence and support achievement.Ensure every student masters every topic - skills check sections at the start of each topic ensure students always know where they are, and review questions throughout the book reinforce their knowledge.Eliminate confusion - worked examples are included throughout, and a separate Worked Solutions Manual covering Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics ensures students understand complex methods.
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Nelson Probability and Statistics 1 for Cambridge International a Level Online Student Book

Author: J. Chambers,J. Crawshaw,P. Balaam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198379836


Page: 240

View: 6148

Tailored to the needs of A & AS level students of the latest 9709 syllabus, this series has been developed by experienced examiners and international authors to provide comprehensive and effective preparation for this syllabus and the Cambridge exams.
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A Handbook for Data Analysis in the Behaviorial Sciences

Volume 1: Methodological Issues Volume 2: Statistical Issues

Author: Gideon Keren,Charles Lewis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317759974

Category: Psychology

Page: 584

View: 1023

Statistical methodology is often conceived by social scientists in a technical manner; they use it for support rather than for illumination. This two-volume set attempts to provide some partial remedy to the problems that have led to this state of affairs. Both traditional issues, such as analysis of variance and the general linear model, as well as more novel methods like exploratory data analysis, are included. The editors aim to provide an updated survey on different aspects of empirical research and data analysis, facilitate the understanding of the internal logic underlying different methods, and provide novel and broader perspectives beyond what is usually covered in traditional curricula.
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Understanding Statistics

Author: Graham Upton,Ian Cook

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199143917

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 657

View: 9198

Understanding Statistics meets the requirements of A Level Statistics, both as a subject in its own right and as a part of Mathematics. The authors are both experienced teachers and examiners and present statistical ideas in an enjoyable fashion using a lively commentary and interesting contexts. Key Points: · Very approachable text supported by numerous illustrations · Formulae are derived as simply as possible, without using advanced mathematics, and worked examples are given for guidance · Over 1000 exercises, including a great many from past exam papers · Includes suggestions for practical work and for calculator and computer exercises · Answers are given at the back of the book
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Practical Statistics for Astronomers

Author: J. V. Wall,C. R. Jenkins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521456166

Category: Mathematics

Page: 277

View: 8831

Presents the most relevant statistical and probabilistic machinery for use in observational astronomy.
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One Thousand Exercises in Probability

Author: Geoffrey Grimmett,David Stirzaker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198572213

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 438

View: 3773

The companion volume to Probability and Random Processes, 3rd Edition this book contains 1000+ exercises on the subjects of elelmentary aspects of probability and random variables, sampling, Markov chains, convergence, stationary processes, renewals, queues, Martingales, Diffusion, Mathematical finanace and the Black-Scholes model.
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The Oxford Handbook of Computational and Mathematical Psychology

Author: Jerome R. Busemeyer,Zheng Wang,James T. Townsend,Ami Eidels

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199958009

Category: Psychology

Page: 528

View: 4956

This Oxford Handbook offers a comprehensive and authoritative review of important developments in computational and mathematical psychology. With chapters written by leading scientists across a variety of subdisciplines, it examines the field's influence on related research areas such as cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, and neuroscience. The Handbook emphasizes examples and applications of the latest research, and will appeal to readers possessing various levels of modeling experience. The Oxford Handbook of Computational and mathematical Psychology covers the key developments in elementary cognitive mechanisms (signal detection, information processing, reinforcement learning), basic cognitive skills (perceptual judgment, categorization, episodic memory), higher-level cognition (Bayesian cognition, decision making, semantic memory, shape perception), modeling tools (Bayesian estimation and other new model comparison methods), and emerging new directions in computation and mathematical psychology (neurocognitive modeling, applications to clinical psychology, quantum cognition). The Handbook would make an ideal graduate-level textbook for courses in computational and mathematical psychology. Readers ranging from advanced undergraduates to experienced faculty members and researchers in virtually any area of psychology--including cognitive science and related social and behavioral sciences such as consumer behavior and communication--will find the text useful.
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Introducing Statistics

Author: Graham Upton,Ian Cook

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199148011

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 480

View: 2752

Introducing Statistics has been revised to meet the requirements of all the new A Level specifications. It covers in one volume all the statistics required by students taking single-subject Advanced Level Mathematics and also provides the basis for a first course in statistics in higher education. This is a highly accessible resource, supported by clear illustrations, nearly 200 worked examples, and packed with examination style questions. Suggestions for practical work and for calculator and computer exercises are included.
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A Dictionary of Statistics

Author: Graham J. G. Upton,Ian Cook,Ian T. Cook

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198609506

Category: Mathematics

Page: 420

View: 8997

Fully revised and updated, this authoritative reference tool covers a broad range of statistical terms in a clear and jargon-free style. Written by authorities in the field, this dictionary provides concise definitions of all the terms likely to be encountered by students of statistics, and anyone who comes into contact with statistical terms will find this dictionary an indispensable source of reference. The entries are also generously illustrated with useful figures and diagrams. Appendices feature a historical calendar of important statistical events, and tables of statistical and mathematical notation. As the most up-to-date dictionary of its kind available, A Dictionary of Statistics is essential for anyone needing a statistics reference tool.
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Probability and Statistics by Example: Volume 1, Basic Probability and Statistics

Author: Yuri Suhov,Michael Kelbert,Mark Kelbert

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521847667

Category: Mathematics

Page: 372

View: 6730

This subject is critical in many modern applications such as mathematical finance, quantitative management, telecommunications, signal processing, bioinformatics, as well as traditional ones such as insurance, social science and engineering. The authors have rectified deficiencies in traditional lecture-based methods by collecting together a wealth of exercises for which they have supplied complete solutions. These solutions are adapted to needs and skills of students. Experience shows that users of this book will find the subject more interesting and they will be better equipped to solve problems in practice and under examination conditions.
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An Introduction

Author: Geoffrey Grimmett,Dominic Welsh

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191019925

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

View: 7803

Probability is an area of mathematics of tremendous contemporary importance across all aspects of human endeavour. This book is a compact account of the basic features of probability and random processes at the level of first and second year mathematics undergraduates and Masters' students in cognate fields. It is suitable for a first course in probability, plus a follow-up course in random processes including Markov chains. A special feature is the authors' attention to rigorous mathematics: not everything is rigorous, but the need for rigour is explained at difficult junctures. The text is enriched by simple exercises, together with problems (with very brief hints) many of which are taken from final examinations at Cambridge and Oxford. The first eight chapters form a course in basic probability, being an account of events, random variables, and distributions - discrete and continuous random variables are treated separately - together with simple versions of the law of large numbers and the central limit theorem. There is an account of moment generating functions and their applications. The following three chapters are about branching processes, random walks, and continuous-time random processes such as the Poisson process. The final chapter is a fairly extensive account of Markov chains in discrete time. This second edition develops the success of the first edition through an updated presentation, the extensive new chapter on Markov chains, and a number of new sections to ensure comprehensive coverage of the syllabi at major universities.
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The New Walford

Guide to Reference Resources

Author: Albert John Walford

Publisher: New Walford's Guide to Referen

ISBN: 9781856044950

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 827

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First published in 1959, Walford''s guide to reference material achieved international recognition as a leading bibliographic tool across all subject areas. But, in the 1990s, the web transformed the information universe; and so we have now transformed Walford. The New Walford (TNW) Volume 1: Science, Technology and Medicine is the first volume of a radically different guide. Published over 3 years, TNW will form the most substantial work of its kind in the English language. This book provides a pathway through the huge quantity of information now accessible via the web. The types of material cited have been greatly widened to reflect the revolution brought about by the use of networked information; but we have made sure that print resources are not ignored where these are still valuable. If you are approaching a subject for the first time, TNW will get you on your way, guiding you to the best starting points for your query. For the information professional, TNW''s new way of categorizing resources reflects the fundamental changes that have taken place in the scientific, business, political and social information landscapes. Who is it for This new reference book will be valuable for professionals worldwide who need to suggest resources to people who are relatively unfamiliar with the nuances of a topic and who need to know where to start. The focus is on resources that are most likely to be found and used within public, government, education or business information services. If you are an LIS professional responsible for developing and revising a reference collection, new to reference work, staffing an enquiry desk, a research worker or student, you''ll welcome publication of this new work - it''s your paper portal to the world of reference resources. Subject coverage mathematics physics & astronomy earth sciences chemistry biological sciences agriculture, forestry, fisheries & food pre-clinical sciences; clinical medicine health natural resources & energy engineering information & communication technology. Subject fields include astrophysics & cosmology biodiversity & conservation genetics, genomics & bioinformatics infectious diseases information system security meteorology & climatology microengineering & nanotechnology palaeontology soil science sports & exercise medicine. Editor-in-Chief Dr Ray Lester held posts in Unilever and a number of university libraries before becoming Director of Information Services at the London Business School and then the Head of Library and Information Services at The Natural History Museum. Subject specialists Catherine Carr, Cranfield University Jim Corlett, Nottingham Trent University Joanne Dunham, University of Leicester Helen Hathaway, University of Reading Dr Jonathan Jeffery, Leiden University Gareth Johnson, University of York Nazma Masud, Royal Society of Chemistry Roger Mills, University of Oxford Lorna Mitchell, Queen Mary, University of London Dr David Newton, The British Library Linda Norbury, University of Birmingham Bob Parry, University of Reading Alison Sutton, University of Reading Elizabeth Tilley, University of Cambridge Dr Barry White, University of Manchester Fenella Whittaker, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers. 010
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Das Buch der Freude

Author: Dalai Lama,Desmond Tutu,Douglas Abrams

Publisher: Lotos

ISBN: 3641191912

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 7661

Zwei weise Männer, eine Botschaft Sie sind zwei der bedeutendsten Leitfiguren unserer Zeit: Seine Heiligkeit der Dalai Lama und Erzbischof Desmond Tutu. Obwohl ihr Leben von vielen Widrigkeiten und Gefahren geprägt war, strahlen sie eine Freude aus, die durch nichts zu erschüttern ist. Im Buch der Freude vereinen die „Brüder im Geiste“ ihre immense Lebenserfahrung und die Weisheit ihrer Weltreligionen zu einer gemeinsamen zentralen Erkenntnis: Nur tief empfundene Freude kann sowohl das Leben des Einzelnen als auch das globale Geschehen spürbar zum Positiven wandeln. Unabhängig von allen Herausforderungen und Krisen, mit denen wir täglich konfrontiert werden, können wir diese Energie in uns entfalten und weitergeben. So wird die Freude zur Triebkraft, die unserem Dasein mehr Liebe und Sinn verleiht – und zugleich Hoffnung und Frieden in unsere unsichere Welt bringt.
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Statistik im Forschungsprozess

Eine Philosophie der Statistik als Baustein einer integrativen Wissenschaftstheorie

Author: Uwe Saint-Mont

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3790827231

Category: Mathematics

Page: 675

View: 9258

Statistik ist die Wissenschaft, Philosophie und Kunst der Datenanalyse. Wie die Physik besitzt sie sowohl einen mathematischen Kern als auch eine empirische Fundierung und ihre zumeist quantitativen Argumente verknüpfen spezifische Daten mit allgemeinen Theorien. Mit Statistik gekonnt umzugehen bedeutet nicht nur, Daten effizient zu erheben oder problemadäquat zu modellieren. Die Organisation des gesamten Informationsflusses – von der substanziellen Fragestellung zur empirischen Untersuchung und wieder zurück – ist entscheidend. Das vorliegende Buch stellt die Statistik im Spannungsfeld von empirischen Wissenschaften, Mathematik, Informatik und Wissenschaftstheorie dar. Geschrieben für Akademiker aller genannten Gebiete zeigt es Parallelen zwischen vermeintlich isolierten Feldern auf und verdichtet diese zu generellen methodischen Prinzipien. So wird Statistik zur facettenreichen Wissenschaft - omnipräsentes Werkzeug im Forschungsprozess, angewandte Mathematik und Philosophie in einem.
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Statistical Mechanics

A Concise Introduction for Chemists

Author: B. Widom

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521009669

Category: Science

Page: 170

View: 966

This is a 2002 introduction to statistical mechanics, intended for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students.
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Partielle Differentialgleichungen

Eine Einführung

Author: Walter A. Strauss

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 366312486X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 458

View: 2473

Dieses Buch ist eine umfassende Einführung in die klassischen Lösungsmethoden partieller Differentialgleichungen. Es wendet sich an Leser mit Kenntnissen aus einem viersemestrigen Grundstudium der Mathematik (und Physik) und legt seinen Schwerpunkt auf die explizite Darstellung der Lösungen. Es ist deshalb besonders auch für Anwender (Physiker, Ingenieure) sowie für Nichtspezialisten, die die Methoden der mathematischen Physik kennenlernen wollen, interessant. Durch die große Anzahl von Beispielen und Übungsaufgaben eignet es sich gut zum Gebrauch neben Vorlesungen sowie zum Selbststudium.
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Der Adler der Neunten Legion

Author: Rosemary Sutcliff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783772524615


Page: 317

View: 2843

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Inference, Method and Decision

Towards a Bayesian Philosophy of Science

Author: R.D. Rosenkrantz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401012377

Category: Science

Page: 270

View: 2103

This book grew out of previously published papers of mine composed over a period of years; they have been reworked (sometimes beyond recognition) so as to form a reasonably coherent whole. Part One treats of informative inference. I argue (Chapter 2) that the traditional principle of induction in its clearest formulation (that laws are confirmed by their positive cases) is clearly false. Other formulations in terms of the 'uniformity of nature' or the 'resemblance of the future to the past' seem to me hopelessly unclear. From a Bayesian point of view, 'learning from experience' goes by conditionalization (Bayes' rule). The traditional stum bling block for Bayesians has been to fmd objective probability inputs to conditionalize upon. Subjective Bayesians allow any probability inputs that do not violate the usual axioms of probability. Many subjectivists grant that this liberality seems prodigal but own themselves unable to think of additional constraints that might plausibly be imposed. To be sure, if we could agree on the correct probabilistic representation of 'ignorance' (or absence of pertinent data), then all probabilities obtained by applying Bayes' rule to an 'informationless' prior would be objective. But familiar contra dictions, like the Bertrand paradox, are thought to vitiate all attempts to objectify 'ignorance'. BuUding on the earlier work of Sir Harold Jeffreys, E. T. Jaynes, and the more recent work ofG. E. P. Box and G. E. Tiao, I have elected to bite this bullet. In Chapter 3, I develop and defend an objectivist Bayesian approach.
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