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40 Puzzles and Problems in Probability and Mathematical Statistics

Publication year: 2008

ISBN: 978-0-387-73512-2

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"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.

Subject: Mathematics and Statistics, Variation, mathematical statistics, probability, statistics