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Probability is a vital measure in numerous disciplines, frombioinformatics and econometrics to finance/insurance and computerscience. Developed from a successful course, FundamentalProbability provides an engaging and hands-on introduction tothis important topic. Whilst the theory is explored in detail, thisbook also emphasises practical applications, with the presentationof a large variety of examples and exercises, along with generoususe of computational tools.

Based on international teaching experience with students ofstatistics, mathematics, finance and econometrics, the book:

  • Presents new, innovative material alongside the classictheory.
  • Goes beyond standard presentations by carefully introducing anddiscussing more complex subject matter, including a richer use ofcombinatorics, runs and occupancy distributions, variousmultivariate sampling schemes, fat-tailed distributions, andseveral basic concepts used in finance.
  • Emphasises computational matters and programming methods viagenerous use of examples in MATLAB.
  • Includes a large, self-contained Calculus/Analysis appendixwith derivations of all required tools, such as Leibniz’rule, exchange of derivative and integral, Fubini’s theorem,and univariate and multivariate Taylor series.
  • Presents over 150 end-of-chapter exercises, graded in terms oftheir difficulty, and accompanied by a full set of solutionsonline.

This book is intended as an introduction to the theory ofprobability for students in biology, mathematics, statistics,economics, engineering, finance, and computer science who possessthe prerequisite knowledge of basic calculus and linearalgebra.

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Probability is a vital measure in numerous disciplines, frombioinformatics and econometrics to finance/insurance and computerscience. Developed from a successful course, FundamentalProbability: A Computational Approach provides an engaging andhands-on introduction to this important topic. Whilst the theory isexplored in detail, this book also emphasises practicalapplications, with the presentation of a large variety of examplesand exercises, along with generous use of computational tools.

Based on international teaching experience with students ofstatistics, mathematics, finance and econometrics, the book:

  • Presents new, innovative material alongside the classictheory.
  • Goes beyond standard presentations by carefully introducing anddiscussing more complex subject matter, including a richer use ofcombinatorics, runs and occupancy distributions, variousmultivariate sampling schemes, fat-tailed distributions, andseveral basic concepts used in finance.
  • Emphasises computational matters and programming methods viagenerous use of examples in MATLAB.
  • Includes a large, self-contained Calculus/Analysis appendixwith derivations of all required tools, such as Leibniz’rule, exchange of derivative and integral, Fubini’s theorem,and univariate and multivariate Taylor series.
  • Presents over 150 end-of-chapter exercises, graded in terms oftheir difficulty, and accompanied by a full set of solutionsonline.

This book is intended as an introduction to the theory ofprobability for students in biology, mathematics, statistics,economics, engineering, finance, and computer science who possessthe prerequisite knowledge of basic calculus and linearalgebra.

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Marc S Paolella, Swiss Banking Institute, University of Zurich, Switzerland

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