The theory of probability [EBook] / Santosh S. Venkatesh.
The theory of probability [EBook] / Santosh S. Venkatesh.
From classical foundations to advanced modern theory, this selfcontained and comprehensive guide to probability weaves together mathematical proofs, historical context and richly detailed illustrative applications. A theorem discovery approach is used throughout, setting each proof within its histo...
Personal Name(s):  Venkatesh, Santosh S., (author) 

Imprint: 
Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press,
2013

Physical Description: 
1 online resource (xxiv, 805 pages) 
Note: 
englisch 
ISBN: 
9781139169325 9781107024472 
Subject (LOC):  
Full Text 
From classical foundations to advanced modern theory, this selfcontained and comprehensive guide to probability weaves together mathematical proofs, historical context and richly detailed illustrative applications. A theorem discovery approach is used throughout, setting each proof within its historical setting and is accompanied by a consistent emphasis on elementary methods of proof. Each topic is presented in a modular framework, combining fundamental concepts with worked examples, problems and digressions which, although mathematically rigorous, require no specialised or advanced mathematical background. Augmenting this core material are over 80 richly embellished practical applications of probability theory, drawn from a broad spectrum of areas both classical and modern, each tailormade to illustrate the magnificent scope of the formal results. Providing a solid grounding in practical probability, without sacrificing mathematical rigour or historical richness, this insightful book is a fascinating reference and essential resource, for all engineers, computer scientists and mathematicians. 