The Resource An elementary introduction to the theory of probability, by B.V. Gnedenko and A. Ya. Khinchin

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An elementary introduction to the theory of probability
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An elementary introduction to the theory of probability
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by B.V. Gnedenko and A. Ya. Khinchin
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• eng
• rus
• eng
Summary
This compact volume equips the reader with all the facts and principles essential to a fundamental understanding of the theory of probability. It is an introduction, no more: throughout the book the authors discuss the theory of probability for situations having only a finite number of possibilities, and the mathematics employed is held to the elementary level. But within its purposely restricted range it is extremely thorough, well organized, and absolutely authoritative. It is the only English translation of the latest revised Russian edition; and it is the only current translation on the market that has been checked and approved by Gnedenko himself. After explaining in simple terms the meaning of the concept of probability and the means by which an event is declared to be in practice, impossible, the authors take up the processes involved in the calculation of probabilities. They survey the rules for addition and multiplication of probabilities, the concept of conditional probability, the formula for total probability, Bayes's formula, Bernoulli's scheme and theorem, the concepts of random variables, insufficiency of the mean value for the characterization of a random variable, methods of measuring the variance of a random variable, theorems on the standard deviation, the Chebyshev inequality, normal laws of distribution, distribution curves, properties of normal distribution curves, and related topics. The book is unique in that, while there are several high school and college textbooks available on this subject, there is no other popular treatment for the layman that contains quite the same material presented with the same degree of clarity and authenticity. Anyone who desires a fundamental grasp of this increasingly important subject cannot do better than to start with this book. New preface for Dover edition by B. V. Gnedenko.--
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1912-1995
Gnedenko, B. V.
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
1894-1959
Khinchin, A. IA͡.
Probabilities
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An elementary introduction to the theory of probability, by B.V. Gnedenko and A. Ya. Khinchin
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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• nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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• txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
pt. I. Probabilities. The probability of an event -- Rule for the addition of probabilities -- Conditional probabilities and the multiplication rule -- Consequences of the addition and multiplication rules -- Bernoulli's scheme -- Bernoulli's theorem -- pt. II. Random variables. Random variables and distribution laws -- Mean values -- Mean value of a sum and of a product -- Dispersion and mean deviations -- Law of large numbers -- Normal laws
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FIEb17652881
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
• Authorized edition :
• Translated from the 5th Russian edition by Leo F. Boron, with the editorial collaboration of Sidney F. Mack.
Extent
130 pages
Isbn
9780486601557
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
Media type code
• n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1039603
Label
An elementary introduction to the theory of probability, by B.V. Gnedenko and A. Ya. Khinchin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
• nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
• txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
pt. I. Probabilities. The probability of an event -- Rule for the addition of probabilities -- Conditional probabilities and the multiplication rule -- Consequences of the addition and multiplication rules -- Bernoulli's scheme -- Bernoulli's theorem -- pt. II. Random variables. Random variables and distribution laws -- Mean values -- Mean value of a sum and of a product -- Dispersion and mean deviations -- Law of large numbers -- Normal laws
Control code
FIEb17652881
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
• Authorized edition :
• Translated from the 5th Russian edition by Leo F. Boron, with the editorial collaboration of Sidney F. Mack.
Extent
130 pages
Isbn
9780486601557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
• n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1039603

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