# Probability Hard Stuff Made Easy

## Edition: 2nd 2012

### Authors: Allan G. Bluman

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Increase your odds of learning probability!Probability Demystified, Second Edition presents the concepts of probability in a simple, straightforward, easy-to-understand way. You can use the book as a self-study guide or as a supplementary textbook for a course in probability or statistics.Packed with real-world coin, card, and dice examples, this practical guide takes you through the world of probability. Chapter-ending quizzes and a final exam round out this alternative to heavy, confusing, and expensive texts. In addition to presenting the concepts of probability, each chapter ends with a section called “Probability Sidelight,” which includes a brief history of probability with commentary on how probability theory is used in everyday life.Probability Demystified, Second EditionContains chapters on simulation, game theory, and actuarial scienceUses coin, card, and dice examples to illustrate more complex probability conceptsProgresses from the basics to game theory to actuarial scienceContains no theorems or proofs that might scare away the “math-phobic”Provides chapter-opening objectives that describe what you’ll learn in each stepIncludes questions at the end of every chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknessesOffers “Still Struggling?” elements throughout to help you with difficult subtopicsConcludes with a final exam for overall self-assessment
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List price: \$42.00
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 1/17/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.10" wide x 9.50" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 1.034

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 Preface Acknowledgments Basic Concepts Probability Experiments Classical Probability Probability Rules Empirical Probability Law of Large Numbers Subjective Probability Summary Quiz Sample Spaces Tree Diagrams Tables Summary Quiz The Addition Rules Mutually Exclusive Events Addition Rule I Addition Rule II Summary Quiz The Multiplication Rules Independent and Dependent Events Multiplication Rule I Multiplication Rule II Conditional Probability Summary Quiz Odds and Expectation Odds Expectation Summary Quiz The Counting Rules The Fundamental Counting Rule Factorials Permutations Combinations Probability and the Counting Rules Summary Quiz The Binomial Distribution Discrete Probability Distributions The Mean and Standard Deviation for a Binomial Distribution Quiz Other Probability Distributions The Multinomial Distribution The Hypergeometric Distribution The Geometric Distribution The Poisson Distribution Summary Quiz The Normal Distribution Populations and Samples Measures of Average Measures of Variability The Normal Distribution The Standard Normal Distribution Summary Quiz Simulation The Monte Carlo Method Summary Quiz Game Theory Two-Person Games Summary Quiz Actuarial Science Mortality Tables Life Insurance Policies Summary Quiz Final Exam Answers to Quizzes and Final Exam Appendix: Bayes' Theorem Index
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