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Author Blom, Gunnar.

Title Problems and snapshots from the world of probability / Gunnar Blom, Lars Holst, Dennis Sandell.

Published New York : Springr-Verlag, [1994]


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Physical description xii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [230]-235) and index.
Summary This book comprises a collection of 125 problems and snapshots from discrete probability. The problems are selected on the basis of their elegance and utility whereas the snapshots are intended to provide a quick overview of topics in probability. These include combinatorics, Poisson approximation, patterns in random sequences, Markov chains, random walks, cover times, and embedding procedures. A wide range of readers will enjoy this diverse selection of topics. Students will find this a helpful and stimulating companion to their probability courses. The snapshots will leave the students with an expanded knowledge about topics not generally covered by textbooks. Other than a basic exposure to probabilistic ideas, such as might be gained from a first course in probability, it is self-contained. Consequently, almost all of the problems can be tackled by undergraduate students as well as appeal to those who enjoy the challenge of constructing and solving problems.
Other author Holst, Lars.
Sandell, Dennis.
Subject Probabilities -- Problems, exercises, etc.
ISBN 0387941614 (New York : acid-free paper)
3540941614 (Berlin : acid-free paper)