Author: Patrick Billingsley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9788126517718


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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Probability and Measure

Author: Patrick Billingsley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118341910

Category: Mathematics

Page: 656

View: 1882

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." (, 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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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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A User's Guide to Measure Theoretic Probability

Author: David Pollard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521002899

Category: Mathematics

Page: 351

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This book grew from a one-semester course offered for many years to a mixed audience of graduate and undergraduate students who have not had the luxury of taking a course in measure theory. The core of the book covers the basic topics of independence, conditioning, martingales, convergence in distribution, and Fourier transforms. In addition there are numerous sections treating topics traditionally thought of as more advanced, such as coupling and the KMT strong approximation, option pricing via the equivalent martingale measure, and the isoperimetric inequality for Gaussian processes. The book is not just a presentation of mathematical theory, but is also a discussion of why that theory takes its current form. It will be a secure starting point for anyone who needs to invoke rigorous probabilistic arguments and understand what they mean.
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Measuring Agreement

Models, Methods, and Applications

Author: Pankaj K. Choudhary,Haikady N. Nagaraja

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118078586

Category: Education

Page: 360

View: 8940

Presents statistical methodologies for analyzing common types of data from method comparison experiments and illustrates their applications through detailed case studies Measuring Agreement: Models, Methods, and Applications features statistical evaluation of agreement between two or more methods of measurement of a variable with a primary focus on continuous data. The authors view the analysis of method comparison data as a two-step procedure where an adequate model for the data is found, and then inferential techniques are applied for appropriate functions of parameters of the model. The presentation is accessible to a wide audience and provides the necessary technical details and references. In addition, the authors present chapter-length explorations of data from paired measurements designs, repeated measurements designs, and multiple methods; data with covariates; and heteroscedastic, longitudinal, and categorical data. The book also: • Strikes a balance between theory and applications • Presents parametric as well as nonparametric methodologies • Provides a concise introduction to Cohen’s kappa coefficient and other measures of agreement for binary and categorical data • Discusses sample size determination for trials on measuring agreement • Contains real-world case studies and exercises throughout • Provides a supplemental website containing the related datasets and R code Measuring Agreement: Models, Methods, and Applications is a resource for statisticians and biostatisticians engaged in data analysis, consultancy, and methodological research. It is a reference for clinical chemists, ecologists, and biomedical and other scientists who deal with development and validation of measurement methods. This book can also serve as a graduate-level text for students in statistics and biostatistics.
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Bayesian Theory

Author: José M. Bernardo,Adrian F. M. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047031771X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 608

View: 2335

This highly acclaimed text, now available in paperback, provides a thorough account of key concepts and theoretical results, with particular emphasis on viewing statistical inference as a special case of decision theory. Information-theoretic concepts play a central role in the development of the theory, which provides, in particular, a detailed discussion of the problem of specification of so-called prior ignorance . The work is written from the authors s committed Bayesian perspective, but an overview of non-Bayesian theories is also provided, and each chapter contains a wide-ranging critical re-examination of controversial issues. The level of mathematics used is such that most material is accessible to readers with knowledge of advanced calculus. In particular, no knowledge of abstract measure theory is assumed, and the emphasis throughout is on statistical concepts rather than rigorous mathematics. The book will be an ideal source for all students and researchers in statistics, mathematics, decision analysis, economic and business studies, and all branches of science and engineering, who wish to further their understanding of Bayesian statistics
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Weak Convergence of Measures

Applications in Probability

Author: Patrick Billingsley

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 9781611970623

Category: Convergence

Page: 31

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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 with Martingales

Author: David Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139642987

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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Probability theory is nowadays applied in a huge variety of fields including physics, engineering, biology, economics and the social sciences. This book is a modern, lively and rigorous account which has Doob's theory of martingales in discrete time as its main theme. It proves important results such as Kolmogorov's Strong Law of Large Numbers and the Three-Series Theorem by martingale techniques, and the Central Limit Theorem via the use of characteristic functions. A distinguishing feature is its determination to keep the probability flowing at a nice tempo. It achieves this by being selective rather than encyclopaedic, presenting only what is essential to understand the fundamentals; and it assumes certain key results from measure theory in the main text. These measure-theoretic results are proved in full in appendices, so that the book is completely self-contained. The book is written for students, not for researchers, and has evolved through several years of class testing. Exercises play a vital rôle. Interesting and challenging problems, some with hints, consolidate what has already been learnt, and provide motivation to discover more of the subject than can be covered in a single introduction.
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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: 9055

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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A First Look at Rigorous Probability Theory

Second Edition

Author: Jeffrey S Rosenthal

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9813101652

Category: Mathematics

Page: 236

View: 7745

Solutions Manual for Free Download This textbook is an introduction to probability theory using measure theory. It is designed for graduate students in a variety of fields (mathematics, statistics, economics, management, finance, computer science, and engineering) who require a working knowledge of probability theory that is mathematically precise, but without excessive technicalities. The text provides complete proofs of all the essential introductory results. Nevertheless, the treatment is focused and accessible, with the measure theory and mathematical details presented in terms of intuitive probabilistic concepts, rather than as separate, imposing subjects. In this new edition, many exercises and small additional topics have been added and existing ones expanded. The text strikes an appropriate balance, rigorously developing probability theory while avoiding unnecessary detail.
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Probability theory

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

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Mathematics

Page: 557

View: 7476

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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Measure, Integral and Probability

Author: Marek Capinski,(Peter) Ekkehard Kopp

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447136314

Category: Mathematics

Page: 227

View: 9861

This very well written and accessible book emphasizes the reasons for studying measure theory, which is the foundation of much of probability. By focusing on measure, many illustrative examples and applications, including a thorough discussion of standard probability distributions and densities, are opened. The book also includes many problems and their fully worked solutions.
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Probability and Measure Theory

Author: Robert B. Ash,Catherine Doléans-Dade

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780120652020

Category: Mathematics

Page: 516

View: 2079

Probability and Measure Theory, Second Edition, is a text for a graduate-level course in probability that includes essential background topics in analysis. It provides extensive coverage of conditional probability and expectation, strong laws of large numbers, martingale theory, the central limit theorem, ergodic theory, and Brownian motion. * Clear, readable style * Solutions to many problems presented in text * Solutions manual for instructors * Material new to the second edition on ergodic theory, Brownian motion, and convergence theorems used in statistics * No knowledge of general topology required, just basic analysis and metric spaces * Efficient organization
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Random data

analysis and measurement procedures

Author: Julius S. Bendat,Allan G. Piersol

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience


Category: Mathematics

Page: 566

View: 5666

The classic reference on the theory and application of random data analysis now expanded and revised This eagerly awaited new edition of the bestselling random data analysis book continues to provide first-rate, practical tools for scientists and engineers who investigate dynamic data as well as those who use statistical methods to solve engineering problems. It is fully updated, covering new procedures developed since 1986 and extending the discussion to a remarkably broad range of applied fields, from aerospace and automotive industries to biomedical research. Comprehensive and self-contained, this new edition also greatly expands coverage of the theory, including derivations of key relationships in probability and random process theory not usually found in books of this kind. Special features of Random Data: Analysis and Measurement Procedures, Third Edition include: Basic probability functions for level crossings and peak values of random data Complete derivations of both old and new practical formulas for statistical error analysis of computed estimates The latest methods for data acquisition and processing as well as nonstationary data analysis Additional techniques on digital data analysis procedures New material on the analysis of multiple-input/multiple-output linear systems Numerous new examples and problem sets Hundreds of updated illustrations and references
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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: 878

Provides a foundation for probability based on game theory rather than measure theory. A strong philosophical approach with practical applications. Presents in-depth coverage of classical probability theory as well as new theory.
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An Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Author: Vijay K. Rohatgi,A. K. Md. Ehsanes Saleh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118165683

Category: Mathematics

Page: 744

View: 350

The second edition of a well-received book that was published 24 years ago and continues to sell to this day, An Introduction to Probability and Statistics is now revised to incorporate new information as well as substantial updates of existing material.
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Mathematics of Chance

Author: Jirí Andel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470317914

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

View: 3657

Mathematics of Chance utilizes simple, real-world problems-some of which have only recently been solved-to explain fundamental probability theorems, methods, and statistical reasoning. Jiri Andel begins with a basic introduction to probability theory and its important points before moving on to more specific sections on vital aspects of probability, using both classic and modern problems. Each chapter begins with easy, realistic examples before covering the general formulations and mathematical treatments used. The reader will find ample use for a chapter devoted to matrix games and problem sets concerning waiting, probability calculations, expectation calculations, and statistical methods. A special chapter utilizes problems that relate to areas of mathematics outside of statistics and considers certain mathematical concepts from a probabilistic point of view. Sections and problems cover topics including: * Random walks * Principle of reflection * Probabilistic aspects of records * Geometric distribution * Optimization * The LAD method, and more Knowledge of the basic elements of calculus will be sufficient in understanding most of the material presented here, and little knowledge of pure statistics is required. Jiri Andel has produced a compact reference for applied statisticians working in industry and the social and technical sciences, and a book that suits the needs of students seeking a fundamental understanding of probability theory.
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Probability and Conditional Expectation

Fundamentals for the Empirical Sciences

Author: Rolf Steyer,Werner Nagel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119243521

Category: Mathematics

Page: 600

View: 5304

This book bridges the gap between books on probability theory and statistics by providing the probabilistic concepts estimated and tested in the analysis of variance, regression analysis, factor analysis, structural equation modeling, hierarchical linear models, and analysis of qualitative data. The authors emphasize the theory of conditional expectations that is also fundamental to conditional independence and conditional distributions. Key features: Presents a rigorous and detailed mathematical treatment of probability theory, focusing on concepts that are fundamental to understand what we are estimating in applied statistics Explores the basics of random variables along with extensive coverage of measurable functions and integration. Extensively treats conditional expectations with respect to a conditional probability measure and the concept of conditional effect functions, which are crucial in the analysis of causal effects. Is illustrated throughout with simple examples, numerous exercises, and detailed solutions. Provides website links to further resources, including videos of courses delivered by the authors as well as R code exercises to help illustrate the theory presented throughout the book. Aimed at mathematicians, applied statisticians and substantive researchers, this book will help readers to understand in terms of probability theory what applied statisticians and substantive researchers estimate and test in their empirical studies.
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