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The Resource 40 puzzles and problems in probability and mathematical statistics, Wolfgang Schwarz

40 puzzles and problems in probability and mathematical statistics, Wolfgang Schwarz

Label
40 puzzles and problems in probability and mathematical statistics
Title
40 puzzles and problems in probability and mathematical statistics
Statement of responsibility
Wolfgang Schwarz
Title variation
Forty puzzles and problems in probability and mathematical statistics
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"40 Puzzles and Problems in Probability and Mathematical Statistics" is intended to teach the reader to think probabilistically by solving challenging, non-standard probability problems. The motivation for this clearly written collection lies in the belief that challenging problems help to develop, and to sharpen, our probabilistic intuition much better than plain-style deductions from abstract concepts. The selected problems fall into two broad categories. Problems related to probability theory come first, followed by problems related to the application of probability to the field of mathematical statistics. All problems seek to convey a non-standard aspect or an approach which is not immediately obvious. The word puzzles in the title refers to questions in which some qualitative, non-technical insight is most important. Ideally, puzzles can teach a productive new way of framing or representing a given situation. Although the border between the two is not always clearly defined, problems tend to require a more systematic application of formal tools, and to stress more technical aspects. Thus, a major aim of the present collection is to bridge the gap between introductory texts and rigorous state-of-the-art books. Anyone with a basic knowledge of probability, calculus and statistics will benefit from this book; however, many of the problems collected require little more than elementary probability and straight logical reasoning. To assist anyone using this book for self-study, the author has included very detailed step-for-step solutions of all problems and also short hints which point the reader in the appropriate direction
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Cataloging source
GW5XE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-2013
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schwarz, Wolfgang
Dewey number
519.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QA273.25
LC item number
.S39 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Problem books in mathematics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Probabilities
  • Mathematical statistics
  • Probabilities
  • Mathematical statistics
  • Mathematical statistics
  • Probabilities
Label
40 puzzles and problems in probability and mathematical statistics, Wolfgang Schwarz
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""0 Notation and Terminology""; ""1 Problems""; ""2 Hints""; ""3 Solutions""; ""References""; ""Index""
Control code
209984532
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441925220
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-73512-2
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
978-0-387-73511-5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)209984532
Label
40 puzzles and problems in probability and mathematical statistics, Wolfgang Schwarz
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""0 Notation and Terminology""; ""1 Problems""; ""2 Hints""; ""3 Solutions""; ""References""; ""Index""
Control code
209984532
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441925220
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-73512-2
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
978-0-387-73511-5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)209984532

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