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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 Edition Contains chapters on simulation, game theory, and actuarial science Uses coin, card, and dice examples to illustrate more complex probability concepts Progresses from the basics to game theory to actuarial science Contains no theorems or proofs that might scare away the "math-phobic" Provides chapter-opening objectives that describe what you'll learn in each step Includes questions at the end of every chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses Offers "Still Struggling?" elements throughout to help you with difficult subtopics Concludes with a final exam for overall self-assessment
Table of Contents
Ch 1 – Basic Concepts Ch 2 – Sample Spaces Ch 3 – The Addition Rules Ch 4 – The Multiplication Rules Ch 5 – Odds and Expectation Ch 6 – The Counting Rules Ch 7 – The Binomial Distribution Ch 8 –Other Probability Distributions Ch 9 – The Normal Distribution Ch 10 – Simulation Ch 11 — Game Theory Ch 12 – Actuarial Science