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This review is from: Probability & Statistics for Engineers & Scientists (8th Edition) (Hardcover)
The book takes you through chapter after chapter of methodologies for solving specific types of problems without teaching you any fundamental concepts first. And by "takes you through" I mean a page or two telling you why you need that chapter, a page or two of inscrutable, barely-explained formulas, and pages of impossible exercises that test you on material nowhere to be found in the examples.
It's unbelievable to me how many errors there are in this book considering it's the eighth edition. When you're staring at the pages for hours trying to figure out how something works from the scant examples, nothing's worse than the suspicion that the book itself is wrong.
Profs, do not require this book!