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## The Art of Probability for Scientists and Engineers (Softcover)"The fact that probability theory is increasingly being used to make important decisions is a further incentive for examining the theory carefully. I have witnessed very important decisions being made that were based on probability, and as a citizen I have to endure the consequences of similar decisions made in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere; hence, I feel that anything that can clarify and improve the quality of the application of probability theory will be of great benefit to our society." — Richard W. Hamming, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and Author ## $63.95 |

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This book belongs to the **Advanced Book Classics** series. “Read and cited by scientists and mathematicians world-wide, Advanced Book Classics are works that continue to inform today’s groundbreaking research efforts. Redesigned and newly released in paperback, these graduate level texts and monographs are now available to an even wider audience. Written by the most influential physicists of the twentieth century, these Advanced Book Classics promise to enrich and inspire a new generation of physicists.”

From the Author in the Preface: “Following an observation of Disraeli, I decided to find out what I myself believed by the simple process of writing a book that would be, to me at least, somewhat more believable than what had I found. Of necessity, being application oriented, it would have a lot more philosophy than most textbooks that postulate a probability model and then present the techniques without regard to understanding when, how, and where to use the techniques, or why the particular postulates are assumed. Indeed, most mathematicians blandly *assume* that probability is a branch of mathematics without ever doubting this assumption. Such books tend to discourage the reader from making new applications outside the accepted areas—yet it is hard to believe that the range of applications of probability has been anywhere near exhausted. It seems to me that the philosophy of probability is not a topic to be avoided in a first course, but rather, in view of the dangers of the misapplication of the theory (which are many), it is an essential part.”

**BRIEF CONTENTS**

- Preface
- Table of Contents
- References
- 1. Probability
- 2. Some Mathematical Tools
- 3. Methods for Solving Problems
- 4. Countably Infinite Sample Spaces
- 5. Continuous Sample Spaces
- 6. Uniform Probability Assignments
- 7. Maximum Entropy
- 8. Models of Probability
- 9. Some Limit Theorems
- 10. An Essay on Simulation
- Index

## Details

- SKU:
- 2065
- Subject:
- Probability
- Author:
- Hamming, Richard W.
- Publisher:
- Westview Press
- Publish Date:
- Fourth Printing, November 1995
- Format:
- Softcover
- Weight (pounds):
- 1.32
- Dimensions (W”xL”xH”):
- 5.9″x9″x0.9″
- ISBN-13:
- 9780201406863
- ISBN-10:
- 0201406861
- Grade Level:
- Graduate

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