- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill College (June 1, 1967)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0070178151
- ISBN-13: 978-0070178151
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #732,836 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fundamentals of Applied Probability Theory
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Note that this book is the text for the introductory probability course at MIT taken by engineers and business students. Drake is one of the best and most beloved teachers ever to haved worked in the electrical engineering department.
I loved his book so I took his class. I loved the class so I eventually TA'd the class.
As of Jan. 2007 used copies are listed on Amazon at more than $70. Please don't waste your money, since a scanned PDF version of this book (as separate chapters) is freely available at ocw.mit.edu
Table of Contents:
1. Events, Sample Space and Probability - Page 1
2. Random Variables - Page 41
3. Transforms and some applications to Sums of Independent Random Variables - Page 97
4. Some basic probabilistic processes - Page 123
5. Discrete-State Markov Processes - Page 163
6. Some Fundamental Limit Theorems - Page 203
7. An Introduction to Statistics - Page 229
Appendix 1 - Further Reading - Page 265
Appendix 2 - Common PDF's PMF's and their means, variances and Transforms - Page 271
Index - Page 277
Drakes takes a deceptively complex, non-intuitive subject and makes it straightforward.
This book is a well written, *understandable* text on probability. I've loaned this book to 2 other people who did not take the class and they reported it excellent as well. I highly recommend it.