Probability and Measure

Author: Patrick Billingsley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118341910

Category: Mathematics

Page: 656

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Praise for the Third Edition "It is, as far as I'm concerned, among the best books in math ever written....if you are a mathematician and want to have the top reference in probability, this is it." (Amazon.com, January 2006) A complete and comprehensive classic in probability and measure theory Probability and Measure, Anniversary Edition by Patrick Billingsley celebrates the achievements and advancements that have made this book a classic in its field for the past 35 years. Now re-issued in a new style and format, but with the reliable content that the third edition was revered for, this Anniversary Edition builds on its strong foundation of measure theory and probability with Billingsley's unique writing style. In recognition of 35 years of publication, impacting tens of thousands of readers, this Anniversary Edition has been completely redesigned in a new, open and user-friendly way in order to appeal to university-level students. This book adds a new foreward by Steve Lally of the Statistics Department at The University of Chicago in order to underscore the many years of successful publication and world-wide popularity and emphasize the educational value of this book. The Anniversary Edition contains features including: An improved treatment of Brownian motion Replacement of queuing theory with ergodic theory Theory and applications used to illustrate real-life situations Over 300 problems with corresponding, intensive notes and solutions Updated bibliography An extensive supplement of additional notes on the problems and chapter commentaries Patrick Billingsley was a first-class, world-renowned authority in probability and measure theory at a leading U.S. institution of higher education. He continued to be an influential probability theorist until his unfortunate death in 2011. Billingsley earned his Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy where he served as an officer. he went on to receive his Master's Degree and doctorate in Mathematics from Princeton University.Among his many professional awards was the Mathematical Association of America's Lester R. Ford Award for mathematical exposition. His achievements through his long and esteemed career have solidified Patrick Billingsley's place as a leading authority in the field and been a large reason for his books being regarded as classics. This Anniversary Edition of Probability and Measure offers advanced students, scientists, and engineers an integrated introduction to measure theory and probability. Like the previous editions, this Anniversary Edition is a key resource for students of mathematics, statistics, economics, and a wide variety of disciplines that require a solid understanding of probability theory.
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PROBABILITY AND MEASURE, 3RD ED

Author: Patrick Billingsley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9788126517718

Category:

Page: 608

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Now in its new third edition, Probability and Measure offers advanced students, scientists, and engineers an integrated introduction to measure theory and probability. Retaining the unique approach of the previous editions, this text interweaves material on probability and measure, so that probability problems generate an interest in measure theory and measure theory is then developed and applied to probability. Probability and Measure provides thorough coverage of probability, measure, integration, random variables and expected values, convergence of distributions, derivatives and conditional probability, and stochastic processes. The Third Edition features an improved treatment of Brownian motion and the replacement of queuing theory with ergodic theory.· Probability· Measure· Integration· Random Variables and Expected Values· Convergence of Distributions· Derivatives and Conditional Probability· Stochastic Processes
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Convergence of Probability Measures

Author: Patrick Billingsley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111862596X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 296

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A new look at weak-convergence methods in metric spaces-from a master of probability theory In this new edition, Patrick Billingsley updates his classic work Convergence of Probability Measures to reflect developments of the past thirty years. Widely known for his straightforward approach and reader-friendly style, Dr. Billingsley presents a clear, precise, up-to-date account of probability limit theory in metric spaces. He incorporates many examples and applications that illustrate the power and utility of this theory in a range of disciplines-from analysis and number theory to statistics, engineering, economics, and population biology. With an emphasis on the simplicity of the mathematics and smooth transitions between topics, the Second Edition boasts major revisions of the sections on dependent random variables as well as new sections on relative measure, on lacunary trigonometric series, and on the Poisson-Dirichlet distribution as a description of the long cycles in permutations and the large divisors of integers. Assuming only standard measure-theoretic probability and metric-space topology, Convergence of Probability Measures provides statisticians and mathematicians with basic tools of probability theory as well as a springboard to the "industrial-strength" literature available today.
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Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie

Author: Achim Klenke

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540334149

Category: Mathematics

Page: 602

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Dieses Lehrbuch bietet eine umfassende moderne Einführung in die wichtigsten Gebiete der Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie und ihre maßtheoretischen Grundlagen. Themenschwerpunkte sind u.a.: Maß- und Integrationstheorie, Grenzwertsätze für Summen von Zufallsvariablen, Martingale oder Perkolation. Über 200 Übungsaufgaben und zahlreiche Abbildungen runden die Darstellung ab. Breite und Auswahl der Themen sind einmalig in der deutschsprachigen Literatur.
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The Theory of Measures and Integration

Author: Eric M. Vestrup

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470317957

Category: Mathematics

Page: 624

View: 9046

An accessible, clearly organized survey of the basic topics of measure theory for students and researchers in mathematics, statistics, and physics In order to fully understand and appreciate advanced probability, analysis, and advanced mathematical statistics, a rudimentary knowledge of measure theory and like subjects must first be obtained. The Theory of Measures and Integration illuminates the fundamental ideas of the subject-fascinating in their own right-for both students and researchers, providing a useful theoretical background as well as a solid foundation for further inquiry. Eric Vestrup's patient and measured text presents the major results of classical measure and integration theory in a clear and rigorous fashion. Besides offering the mainstream fare, the author also offers detailed discussions of extensions, the structure of Borel and Lebesgue sets, set-theoretic considerations, the Riesz representation theorem, and the Hardy-Littlewood theorem, among other topics, employing a clear presentation style that is both evenly paced and user-friendly. Chapters include: * Measurable Functions * The Lp Spaces * The Radon-Nikodym Theorem * Products of Two Measure Spaces * Arbitrary Products of Measure Spaces Sections conclude with exercises that range in difficulty between easy "finger exercises"and substantial and independent points of interest. These more difficult exercises are accompanied by detailed hints and outlines. They demonstrate optional side paths in the subject as well as alternative ways of presenting the mainstream topics. In writing his proofs and notation, Vestrup targets the person who wants all of the details shown up front. Ideal for graduate students in mathematics, statistics, and physics, as well as strong undergraduates in these disciplines and practicing researchers, The Theory of Measures and Integration proves both an able primary text for a real analysis sequence with a focus on measure theory and a helpful background text for advanced courses in probability and statistics.
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An Introduction to Probability Theory and Its Applications

Author: William Feller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 704

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The exponential and the uniform densities; Special densities. Randomization; Densities in higher dimensions. Normal densities and processes; Probability measures and spaces; Probability distributions in Rr; A survey of some important distributions and processes; Laws of large numbers. Aplications in analysis; The basic limit theorems; Infinitely divisible distributions and semi-groups; Markov processes and semi-groups; Renewal theory; Random walks in R1; Laplace transforms. Tauberian theorems. Resolvents; Aplications of Laplace transforms; Characteristic functions; Expansions related to the central limit theorem; Infinitely divisible distributions; Applications of Fourier methods to ramdom walks; harmonic analysis; Answers to problems.
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Elementare Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie und stochastische Prozesse

Author: Kai L. Chung

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642670334

Category: Mathematics

Page: 346

View: 1641

Aus den Besprechungen: "Unter den zahlreichen Einführungen in die Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung bildet dieses Buch eine erfreuliche Ausnahme. Der Stil einer lebendigen Vorlesung ist über Niederschrift und Übersetzung hinweg erhalten geblieben. In jedes Kapitel wird sehr anschaulich eingeführt. Sinn und Nützlichkeit der mathematischen Formulierungen werden den Lesern nahegebracht. Die wichtigsten Zusammenhänge sind als mathematische Sätze klar formuliert." #FREQUENZ#1
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Probability theory

Author: R. G. Laha,V. K. Rohatgi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 557

View: 5720

A comprehensive, self-contained, yet easily accessible presentation of basic concepts, examining measure-theoretic foundations as well as analytical tools. Covers classical as well as modern methods, with emphasis on the strong interrelationship between probability theory and mathematical analysis, and with special stress on the applications to statistics and analysis. Includes recent developments, numerous examples and remarks, and various end-of-chapter problems. Notes and comments at the end of each chapter provide valuable references to sources and to additional reading material.
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Probability

A Survey of the Mathematical Theory

Author: John W. Lamperti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118150430

Category: Mathematics

Page: 189

View: 5910

The brand new edition of this classic text--with more exercises andeasier to use than ever Like the first edition, this new version ofLamperti's classic text succeeds in making this fascinating area ofmathematics accessible to readers who have limited knowledge ofmeasure theory and only some familiarity with elementaryprobability. Streamlined for even greater clarity and with moreexercises to help develop and reinforce skills, Probability isideal for graduate and advanced undergraduate students--both in andout of the classroom. Probability covers: * Probability spaces, random variables, and other fundamentalconcepts * Laws of large numbers and random series, including the Law of theIterated Logarithm * Characteristic functions, limiting distributions for sums andmaxima, and the "Central Limit Problem" * The Brownian Motion process
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Mean Field Models for Spin Glasses

Volume I: Basic Examples

Author: Michel Talagrand

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642152023

Category: Mathematics

Page: 485

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This is a new, completely revised, updated and enlarged edition of the author's Ergebnisse vol. 46: "Spin Glasses: A Challenge for Mathematicians". This new edition will appear in two volumes, the present first volume presents the basic results and methods, the second volume is expected to appear in 2011. In the eighties, a group of theoretical physicists introduced several models for certain disordered systems, called "spin glasses". These models are simple and rather canonical random structures, of considerable interest for several branches of science (statistical physics, neural networks and computer science). The physicists studied them by non-rigorous methods and predicted spectacular behaviors. This book introduces in a rigorous manner this exciting new area to the mathematically minded reader. It requires no knowledge whatsoever of any physics. The first volume of this new and completely rewritten edition presents six fundamental models and the basic techniques to study them.
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Bayesian Statistical Modelling

Author: Peter Congdon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470035935

Category: Mathematics

Page: 596

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Bayesian methods combine the evidence from the data at hand with previous quantitative knowledge to analyse practical problems in a wide range of areas. The calculations were previously complex, but it is now possible to routinely apply Bayesian methods due to advances in computing technology and the use of new sampling methods for estimating parameters. Such developments together with the availability of freeware such as WINBUGS and R have facilitated a rapid growth in the use of Bayesian methods, allowing their application in many scientific disciplines, including applied statistics, public health research, medical science, the social sciences and economics. Following the success of the first edition, this reworked and updated book provides an accessible approach to Bayesian computing and analysis, with an emphasis on the principles of prior selection, identification and the interpretation of real data sets. The second edition: Provides an integrated presentation of theory, examples, applications and computer algorithms. Discusses the role of Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods in computing and estimation. Includes a wide range of interdisciplinary applications, and a large selection of worked examples from the health and social sciences. Features a comprehensive range of methodologies and modelling techniques, and examines model fitting in practice using Bayesian principles. Provides exercises designed to help reinforce the reader’s knowledge and a supplementary website containing data sets and relevant programs. Bayesian Statistical Modelling is ideal for researchers in applied statistics, medical science, public health and the social sciences, who will benefit greatly from the examples and applications featured. The book will also appeal to graduate students of applied statistics, data analysis and Bayesian methods, and will provide a great source of reference for both researchers and students. Praise for the First Edition: “It is a remarkable achievement to have carried out such a range of analysis on such a range of data sets. I found this book comprehensive and stimulating, and was thoroughly impressed with both the depth and the range of the discussions it contains.” – ISI - Short Book Reviews “This is an excellent introductory book on Bayesian modelling techniques and data analysis” – Biometrics “The book fills an important niche in the statistical literature and should be a very valuable resource for students and professionals who are utilizing Bayesian methods.” – Journal of Mathematical Psychology
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Stochastic Simulation and Monte Carlo Methods

Mathematical Foundations of Stochastic Simulation

Author: Carl Graham,Denis Talay

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642393632

Category: Mathematics

Page: 260

View: 9078

In various scientific and industrial fields, stochastic simulations are taking on a new importance. This is due to the increasing power of computers and practitioners’ aim to simulate more and more complex systems, and thus use random parameters as well as random noises to model the parametric uncertainties and the lack of knowledge on the physics of these systems. The error analysis of these computations is a highly complex mathematical undertaking. Approaching these issues, the authors present stochastic numerical methods and prove accurate convergence rate estimates in terms of their numerical parameters (number of simulations, time discretization steps). As a result, the book is a self-contained and rigorous study of the numerical methods within a theoretical framework. After briefly reviewing the basics, the authors first introduce fundamental notions in stochastic calculus and continuous-time martingale theory, then develop the analysis of pure-jump Markov processes, Poisson processes, and stochastic differential equations. In particular, they review the essential properties of Itô integrals and prove fundamental results on the probabilistic analysis of parabolic partial differential equations. These results in turn provide the basis for developing stochastic numerical methods, both from an algorithmic and theoretical point of view. The book combines advanced mathematical tools, theoretical analysis of stochastic numerical methods, and practical issues at a high level, so as to provide optimal results on the accuracy of Monte Carlo simulations of stochastic processes. It is intended for master and Ph.D. students in the field of stochastic processes and their numerical applications, as well as for physicists, biologists, economists and other professionals working with stochastic simulations, who will benefit from the ability to reliably estimate and control the accuracy of their simulations.
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Recent Advances in Quantitative Methods in Cancer and Human Health Risk Assessment

Author: Lutz Edler,Christos Kitsos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470857668

Category: Mathematics

Page: 502

View: 9437

Human health risk assessment involves the measuring of risk of exposure to disease, with a view to improving disease prevention. Mathematical, biological, statistical, and computational methods play a key role in exposure assessment, hazard assessment and identification, and dose-response modelling. Recent Advances in Quantitative Methods in Cancer and Human Health Risk Assessment is a comprehensive text that accounts for the wealth of new biological data as well as new biological, toxicological, and medical approaches adopted in risk assessment. It provides an authoritative compendium of state-of-the-art methods proposed and used, featuring contributions from eminent authors with varied experience from academia, government, and industry. Provides a comprehensive summary of currently available quantitative methods for risk assessment of both cancer and non-cancer problems. Describes the applications and the limitations of current mathematical modelling and statistical analysis methods (classical and Bayesian). Includes an extensive introduction and discussion to each chapter. Features detailed studies of risk assessments using biologically-based modelling approaches. Discusses the varying computational aspects of the methods proposed. Provides a global perspective on human health risk assessment by featuring case studies from a wide range of countries. Features an extensive bibliography with links to relevant background information within each chapter. Recent Advances in Quantitative Methods in Cancer and Human Health Risk Assessment will appeal to researchers and practitioners in public health & epidemiology, and postgraduate students alike. It will also be of interest to professionals working in risk assessment agencies.
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Probability and Finance

It's Only a Game!

Author: Glenn Shafer,Vladimir Vovk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471461717

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

View: 9023

Provides a foundation for probability based on game theory ratherthan measure theory. A strong philosophical approach with practicalapplications. Presents in-depth coverage of classical probability theory aswell as new theory.
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Random Perturbation Methods with Applications in Science and Engineering

Author: Anatoli V. Skorokhod,Frank C. Hoppensteadt,Habib D. Salehi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387954271

Category: Mathematics

Page: 488

View: 5936

This book covers the impact of noise on models that are widely used in science and engineering, and applies perturbed methods which assume noise changes on a faster time or space scale than the system being studied. The book is written in two parts. The first part carefully develops mathematical methods of studying random perturbations of dynamical systems. The second part presents non-random problems, reformulated to account for both external and system random noise, and analyzed using results from Part I. Researchers and graduate students in mathematics and engineering will find this book useful.
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Operational subjective statistical methods

a mathematical, philosophical, and historical introduction

Author: Frank Lad

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: 9780471143291

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 484

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The mathematical implications of personal beliefs and values in science and commerce Amid a worldwide resurgence of interest in subjectivist statistical method, this book offers a fresh look at the role of personal judgments in statistical analysis. Frank Lad demonstrates how philosophical attention to meaning provides a sensible assessment of the prospects and procedures of empirical inferential learning. Operational Subjective Statistical Methods offers a systematic investigation of Bruno de Finetti's theory of probability and logic of uncertainty, which recognizes probability as the measure of personal uncertainty at the heart of its mathematical presentation. It identifies de Finetti's "fundamental theorem of coherent provision" as the unifying structure of probabilistic logic, and highlights the judgment of exchangeability rather than causal independence as the key probabilistic component of statistical inference. Broad in scope, yet firmly grounded in mathematical detail, this text/reference Invites readers to address the subjective personalist meaning of probability as motivating the mathematical construction * Contains numerous examples and problems, including computing problems using Matlab, assuming no background in Matlab * Explains how to use the material in three distinct sequential courses in math and statistics, as well as in courses at the graduate level in applied fields * Provides an introductory basis for understanding more complex structures of statistical analysis Complete with fifty illustrations, Operational Subjective Statistical Methods makes an intriguing discipline accessible to professionals, students, and the interested general reader. It contains a wealth of teaching and research material, and offers profound insight into the relationship between philosophy, faith, and scientific method.
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Random Data

Analysis and Measurement Procedures

Author: Julius S. Bendat,Allan G. Piersol

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118210824

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 640

View: 3879

A timely update of the classic book on the theory andapplication of random data analysis First published in 1971, Random Data served as anauthoritative book on the analysis of experimental physical datafor engineering and scientific applications. This FourthEdition features coverage of new developments in random datamanagement and analysis procedures that are applicable to a broadrange of applied fields, from the aerospace and automotiveindustries to oceanographic and biomedical research. This new edition continues to maintain a balance of classictheory and novel techniques. The authors expand on the treatment ofrandom data analysis theory, including derivations of keyrelationships in probability and random process theory. The bookremains unique in its practical treatment of nonstationary dataanalysis and nonlinear system analysis, presenting the latesttechniques on modern data acquisition, storage, conversion, andqualification of random data prior to its digital analysis. TheFourth Edition also includes: A new chapter on frequency domain techniques to model andidentify nonlinear systems from measured input/output randomdata New material on the analysis of multiple-input/single-outputlinear models The latest recommended methods for data acquisition andprocessing of random data Important mathematical formulas to design experiments andevaluate results of random data analysis and measurementprocedures Answers to the problem in each chapter Comprehensive and self-contained, Random Data, FourthEdition is an indispensible book for courses on random dataanalysis theory and applications at the upper-undergraduate andgraduate level. It is also an insightful reference for engineersand scientists who use statistical methods to investigate and solveproblems with dynamic data.
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Introduction to Statistical Time Series

Author: Wayne A. Fuller,J.K. Watson,Wayne Arthur Fuller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471552390

Category: Mathematics

Page: 698

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The subject of time series is of considerable interest, especiallyamong researchers in econometrics, engineering, and the naturalsciences. As part of the prestigious Wiley Series in Probabilityand Statistics, this book provides a lucid introduction to thefield and, in this new Second Edition, covers the importantadvances of recent years, including nonstationary models, nonlinearestimation, multivariate models, state space representations, andempirical model identification. New sections have also been addedon the Wold decomposition, partial autocorrelation, long memoryprocesses, and the Kalman filter. Major topics include: Moving average and autoregressive processes Introduction to Fourier analysis Spectral theory and filtering Large sample theory Estimation of the mean and autocorrelations Estimation of the spectrum Parameter estimation Regression, trend, and seasonality Unit root and explosive time series To accommodate a wide variety of readers, review material,especially on elementary results in Fourier analysis, large samplestatistics, and difference equations, has been included.
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