This text confronts the conceptual difficulty many students have in learning probability and statistics by developing a precise foundation in concepts, working through theory, and then illustrating each concept with examples and applications directly related to the theory. The text explains the various interpretations of probability, the role of a model, and the importance of making a clear distinction between theoretical and empirical results. It defines a random variable "x" not on the real line but as a function with ...

Probability and Statistics 1989, Pearson, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780137116980