Synopses & Reviews
A First Course in Probability, Ninth Edition, features clear and intuitive explanations of the mathematics of probability theory, outstanding problem sets, and a variety of diverse examples and applications. This book is ideal for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate level introduction to probability for math, science, engineering and business students. It assumes a background in elementary calculus.
About the Author
Sheldon M. Ross is a professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. in statistics at Stanford University in 1968. He has published many technical articles and textbooks in the areas of statistics and applied probability. Among his texts are A First Course in Probability, Introduction to Probability Models, Stochastic Processes, and Introductory Statistics. Professor Ross is the founding and continuing editor of the journal Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences, the Advisory Editor for International Journal of Quality Technology and Quantitative Management, and an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Bond Trading and Management. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and a recipient of the Humboldt US Senior Scientist Award.
Table of Contents
1. Combinatorial Analysis
2. Axioms of Probability
3. Conditional Probability and Independence
4. Random Variables
5. Continuous Random Variables
6. Jointly Distributed Random Variables
7. Properties of Expectation
8. Limit Theorems
9. Additional Topics in Probability
10. Simulation
Appendix A. Answers to Selected Problems
Appendix B. Solutions to Self-Test Problems and Exercises
Index