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'The booklet [is] a good new introductory textual content on chance. The classical manner of training likelihood relies on degree concept. during this e-book discrete and non-stop likelihood are studied with mathematical precision, in the realm of Riemann integration and never utilizing notions from degree theory…. a number of themes are mentioned, comparable to: random walks, vulnerable legislation of huge numbers, infinitely many repetitions, powerful legislation of huge numbers, branching methods, susceptible convergence and [the] significant restrict theorem. the speculation is illustrated with many unique and marvelous examples and problems.' Zentralblatt Math 'Most textbooks designed for a one-year path in mathematical statistics hide chance within the first few chapters as practise for the facts to come back. This booklet in many ways resembles the 1st a part of such textbooks: it is all likelihood, no data. however it does the likelihood extra absolutely than traditional, spending plenty of time on motivation, clarification, and rigorous improvement of the mathematics…. The exposition is mostly transparent and eloquent…. total, it is a five-star e-book on chance which may be used as a textbook or as a supplement.' MAA online

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