Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (7th Edition) 7th Edition
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About the Author
Marvin Bittinger has been teaching math at the university level for more than thirty-eight years. Since 1968, he has been employed at Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis, and is now professor emeritus of mathematics education. Professor Bittinger has authored over 190 publications on topics ranging from basic mathematics to algebra and trigonometry to applied calculus. He received his BA in mathematics from Manchester College and his PhD in mathematics education from Purdue University. Special honors include Distinguished Visiting Professor at the United States Air Force Academy and his election to the Manchester College Board of Trustees from 1992 to 1999. His hobbies include hiking in Utah, baseball, golf, and bowling. Professor Bittinger has also had the privilege of speaking at many mathematics conventions, most recently giving a lecture entitled "Baseball and Mathematics." In addition, he also has an interest in philosophy and theology, in particular, apologetics. Professor Bittinger currently lives in Carmel, Indiana with his wife, Elaine. He has two grown and married sons, Lowell and Chris, and four granddaughters.
Judy Beecher has an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Indiana University and a graduate degree in mathematics from Purdue University. She has taught at both the high school and college levels with many years of developmental math and precalculus teaching experience at Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis. In addition to her career in textbook publishing, she spends time traveling, enjoying her grandchildren, and promoting charity projects for a children's camp.
David Ellenbogen has taught math at the college level for twenty-two years, spending most of that time in the Massachusetts and Vermont community college systems, where he has served on both curriculum and developmental math committees. He has also taught at St. Michael's College and The University of Vermont. Professor Ellenbogen has been active in the Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges since 1985, having served on its Developmental Mathematics Committee and as a delegate, and has been a member of the Mathematical Association of America since 1979. He has authored dozens of publications on topics ranging from prealgebra to calculus and has delivered lectures at numerous conferences on the use of language in mathematics. Professor Ellenbogen received his BA in mathematics from Bates College and his MA in community college mathematics education from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst. A co-founder of the Colchester Vermont Recycling Program, Professor Ellenbogen has a deep love for the environment and the outdoors, especially in his home state of Vermont. In his spare time, he enjoys playing keyboard in the band Soularium, volunteering as a community mentor, hiking, biking, and skiing. He has two sons, Monroe and Zack.
Judy Penna received her undergraduate degree in mathematics from Kansas State University and her graduate degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois. Since then, she has taught at Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis and at Butler University, and continues to focus on writing quality textbooks for undergraduate mathematics students. In her free time she likes to travel, read, knit, and spend time with her children.
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This is a really great book. It is fairly short, and each section is on average only 2-3 pages, but those 2-3 pages are absolutely packed with good stuff. Usually there will be a short introductory paragraph on the topic, and then the authors get right into theorems and examples. There are usually 2-3 theorems and 2-3 examples per section, and they are all organized very well.
The theorems always appear in an appropriate place in the section (i.e. it makes sense in the flow of the explanation of the topic). They are always set up in a manner which makes them easy to understand, and proof of each theorem follows its declaration. If the theorem is too difficult to understand or too long to reasonably fit a paragraph, the authors cite the original publication in which the theorem appeared. Additionally, there are no extraneous proofs, and each one of them is essential to understanding the course material.
The examples usually follow the theorems and will use the result of the theorem as a direct tool to solve the example. Most of the time, the examples will be pretty similar to the homework problems, and provide good hints that will lead you in the right direction when you are attempting the homework. The authors are never trying to be "impressive" with their examples; the clear objective is to help you understand the material without being unnecessarily complicated and/or skipping steps.
The homework is also excellent. It is challenging enough to force you to be competent with all of the material presented, but never leaves you at one of those infamous "google search" dead-ends. Usually the first 8-10 problems in each section are relatively easy if you are grasping the material, and there are lots of answers in the back of the book to aid you. As you get to the end of the homework problems in the section, you will be looking at things that are highly theoretical, are proofs, or require critical thinking. The authors' response to this extra challenge is really the greatest thing I have ever found in a college-level textbook. If a homework problem requires using a "trick" that is beyond the common-sense level, the authors provide a helpful "hint" to point you in the right direction. It is certainly possible to solve the problem without using the hint, but after doing a semester of problems, I can tell you that the hints will save you hours of frustration that you would have spent trying to figure out what little "trick" you were supposed to use to solve the problem.
All in all, I think this is the best mathematics textbook I've ever had, a close second behind "Introductory Abstract Algebra" by Joe Gallian. I think if you are interested in statistics at the graduate level, this is THE BOOK to get you started. I honestly cannot think of any criticisms that I have of this book, and I truly believe it's possible to learn the foundation of mathematical statistics with this book, even if you don't have a professor available to you.
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The print quality and paper are fine. I will sell the book and find a secondhand US edition.
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (英語) ペーパーバック – 2013
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