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Probability Theory: The Logic of Science

K R Gupta (Author)

Probability theory is a well-established branch of mathematics that finds applications in a wide area of scholarly activities such as in physics, chemistry, biology, geology, medicine, economics, sociology, engineering, operation research, etc. and in daily experiences ranging from weather forecast to predicting the risks of new medical treatments.

The book covers a comprehensive course in probability for the students of economics, statistics and the physical sciences. It presents a thorough treatment of probability ideas and techniques necessary for a firm understanding of the subject and has been designed in such a way that a previous acquaintance with mathematics and statistics is not necessary.

For the students of non-mathematical background, all the mathematical tools such as permutation, combination, set theory, factorial, etc, required for the study of probability have been comprehensively discussed in the first chapter of the book. In the second chapter, various definitions of probability have been provided. The third chapter deals with the theorems of probability. Finally, fourth and fifth chapters provide discussions on probability distributions and probability densities respectively. Each chapter begins with an introductory statement and important theorems and rules are set out from the text using italic fonts for easy revision by the students.

There are a number of solved exercises in the text for developing among the students, a sound understanding of the subject. At the end of each chapter, a large number of problems have been provided under the heading Test Yourself to improve the understanding of basic concepts of probability. The solved examples as well as practice problems have been taken from the papers set by various universities in previous years as well as those of competitive examinations.

The book will useful for students and teachers of various disciplines including physical sciences, engineering, geology, statistics, economics and sociology.

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About the author

K R Gupta

Dr. K.R. Gupta is a well-known expert in the field of International Affairs. He has published over two dozen books and more than hundred papers in leading journals published in India and abroad. His latest publications include India-Pakistan Relations with special Reference to Kashmir, 3 Vols., Rural Development in India, 3 Vols., International Terrorism: World Viewpoints: Conventions, Resolutions, Legislations, Terrorist Organisations and Terrorists, 2 Vol., International Terrorism: Response of India, Pakistan and the United States, World Viewpoints on National Missile Defence, 2 Vols., Selected Documents on Nuclear Disarmament, 4 Vols., Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), Issues in Indian Economy, 4 Vols., Liberalisation and Globalisation of Indian Economy, 5 Vols., A Study of World Trade Organisation, GATT Accord and India: A Critical Analysis of Results of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations and Their Implications for India, GATT Accord: Results of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations, GATT and Underdeveloped Countries: A Study of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and International Economics.

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Title Probability Theory: The Logic of Science
Author K R Gupta
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.05.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788126916498
length viii+404p., 23cm.