Book Description
Praise for the First Edition
". . . an excellent textbook . . . well organized and neatly written."
—Mathematical Reviews
". . . amazingly interesting . . ."
—Technometrics
Thoroughly updated to showcase the interrelationships between probability, statistics, and stochastic processes, Probability, Statistics, and Stochastic Processes, Second Edition prepares readers to collect, analyze, and characterize data in their chosen fields.
Beginning with three chapters that develop probability theory and introduce the axioms of probability, random variables, and joint distributions, the book goes on to present limit theorems and simulation. The authors combine a rigorous, calculusbased development of theory with an intuitive approach that appeals to readers' sense of reason and logic. Including more than 400 examples that help illustrate concepts and theory, the Second Edition features new material on statistical inference and a wealth of newly added topics, including:
Consistency of point estimators
Large sample theory
Bootstrap simulation
Multiple hypothesis testing
Fisher's exact test and KolmogorovSmirnov test
Martingales, renewal processes, and Brownian motion
Oneway analysis of variance and the general linear model
Extensively classtested to ensure an accessible presentation, Probability, Statistics, and Stochastic Processes, Second Edition is an excellent book for courses on probability and statistics at the upperundergraduate level. The book is also an ideal resource for scientists and engineers in the fields of statistics, mathematics, industrial management, and engineering.
Table of Contents
 Cover
 Title Page
 Copyright
 Preface
 Preface to the First Edition
 The Book
 The People
 Chapter 1: Basic Probability Theory
 Chapter 2: Random Variables

Chapter 3: Joint Distributions
 3.1 Introduction
 3.2 The Joint Distribution Function
 3.3 Discrete Random Vectors
 3.4 Jointly Continuous Random Vectors
 3.5 Conditional Distributions and Independence
 3.6 Functions of Random Vectors
 3.7 Conditional Expectation
 3.8 Covariance and Correlation
 3.9 The Bivariate Normal Distribution
 3.10 Multidimensional Random Vectors
 3.11 Generating Functions
 3.12 The Poisson Process
 Problems
 Chapter 4: Limit Theorems
 Chapter 5: Simulation
 Chapter 6: Statistical Inference
 Chapter 7: Linear Models
 Chapter 8: Stochastic Processes
 Appendix A: Tables
 Appendix B: Answers to Selected Problems
 Further Reading
 Index
Product Information
 Title: Probability, Statistics, and Stochastic Processes, 2nd Edition
 Author(s):
 Release date: May 2012
 Publisher(s): Wiley
 ISBN: 9781118231326