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Introduction to Probability Models, Sixth Edition Hardcover – February 17, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-0125984706 ISBN-10: 0125984707 Edition: 6th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 669 pages
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 6 edition (February 17, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0125984707
  • ISBN-13: 978-0125984706
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,200,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Sheldon M. Ross is a professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. in statistics at Stanford University in 1968. He has published many technical articles and textbooks in the areas of statistics and applied probability. Among his texts are A First Course in Probability, Introduction to Probability Models, Stochastic Processes, and Introductory Statistics. Professor Ross is the founding and continuing editor of the journal Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and a recipient of the Humboldt US Senior Scientist Award.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Asmir Arifovic on December 2, 1999
Althought the book contains number of very ineresting examples I would have prefered if Ross stated the underlying theory more clearly. Often, I had hard time finding the theory in the text. On the other hand, for practical purposes, if you can find the example that matches your practical problem this book will have the some form of the solution derived for it.
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22 of 29 people found the following review helpful By brian hannon on January 7, 2000
This is probably the worst textbook I have read in my life. Each chapter basically consists of numerous solved problems. There is almost no explanation of the basics of probability theory and how one should go about solving these problems. Needless to say, I had to concurrently read two other textbooks to understand the material. This is more of a book of problems than an introductory textbook.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By xcljedi61 on June 11, 1999
This was my first course in stochastics and this book was horrible to start with. I learned all the material from other study guides which used easier examples and were written in english. If you're looking for an introduction to stochastics forget this book, if you've had some previous experience it will probably do quite well.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 4, 1999
This book is not intended for beginners in the field. Yet this book is suitable for those who have had solid background in mathematical statistics and calculus. Also, many of the examples and excercises are difficult to solve. Hence, I would recommend this book to be used as a textbook.
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By A Customer on June 28, 1998
Contains many good worked examples. The text is well written.
Some of the introductory material is covered very lightly (for example Moment Generating Functions), but I believe Ross does a better job than others.
Other topics, such as Poisson processes and Markov chains are covered in depth.
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