Probability For Dummies

Author: Deborah J. Rumsey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470043639

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

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Packed with practical tips and techniques for solving probability problems Increase your chances of acing that probability exam -- or winning at the casino! Whether you're hitting the books for a probability or statistics course or hitting the tables at a casino, working out probabilities can be problematic. This book helps you even the odds. Using easy-to-understand explanations and examples, it demystifies probability -- and even offers savvy tips to boost your chances of gambling success! Discover how to * Conquer combinations and permutations * Understand probability models from binomial to exponential * Make good decisions using probability * Play the odds in poker, roulette, and other games
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Probability For Dummies

Author: Deborah J. Rumsey

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 0470043636

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

View: 9290

Packed with practical tips and techniques for solving probability problems Increase your chances of acing that probability exam -- or winning at the casino! Whether you're hitting the books for a probability or statistics course or hitting the tables at a casino, working out probabilities can be problematic. This book helps you even the odds. Using easy-to-understand explanations and examples, it demystifies probability -- and even offers savvy tips to boost your chances of gambling success! Discover how to * Conquer combinations and permutations * Understand probability models from binomial to exponential * Make good decisions using probability * Play the odds in poker, roulette, and other games
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Statistics For Dummies

Author: Deborah J. Rumsey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119297516

Category: Mathematics

Page: 408

View: 4061

Statistics For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293521) was previously published as Statistics For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9780470911082). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. The fun and easy way to get down to business with statistics Stymied by statistics? No fear? this friendly guide offers clear, practical explanations of statistical ideas, techniques, formulas, and calculations, with lots of examples that show you how these concepts apply to your everyday life. Statistics For Dummies shows you how to interpret and critique graphs and charts, determine the odds with probability, guesstimate with confidence using confidence intervals, set up and carry out a hypothesis test, compute statistical formulas, and more. Tracks to a typical first semester statistics course Updated examples resonate with today's students Explanations mirror teaching methods and classroom protocol Packed with practical advice and real-world problems, Statistics For Dummies gives you everything you need to analyze and interpret data for improved classroom or on-the-job performance.
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Statistics Essentials For Dummies

Author: Deborah J. Rumsey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470644546

Category: Mathematics

Page: 192

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Statistics Essentials For Dummies not only provides students enrolled in Statistics I with an excellent high-level overview of key concepts, but it also serves as a reference or refresher for students in upper-level statistics courses. Free of review and ramp-up material, Statistics Essentials For Dummies sticks to the point, with content focused on key course topics only. It provides discrete explanations of essential concepts taught in a typical first semester college-level statistics course, from odds and error margins to confidence intervals and conclusions. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical statistics concepts as they help high school students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom who just need a refresher of the core concepts. The Essentials For Dummies Series Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.
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Econometrics For Dummies

Author: Roberto Pedace

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118533879

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 6681

Score your highest in econometrics? Easy. Econometrics can prove challenging for many students unfamiliar with the terms and concepts discussed in a typical econometrics course. Econometrics For Dummies eliminates that confusion with easy-to-understand explanations of important topics in the study of economics. Econometrics For Dummies breaks down this complex subject and provides you with an easy-to-follow course supplement to further refine your understanding of how econometrics works and how it can be applied in real-world situations. An excellent resource for anyone participating in a college or graduate level econometrics course Provides you with an easy-to-follow introduction to the techniques and applications of econometrics Helps you score high on exam day If you're seeking a degree in economics and looking for a plain-English guide to this often-intimidating course, Econometrics For Dummies has you covered.
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Psychology Statistics For Dummies

Author: Donncha Hanna,Martin Dempster

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119953944

Category: Psychology

Page: 464

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The introduction to statistics that psychology students can't afford to be without Understanding statistics is a requirement for obtaining and making the most of a degree in psychology, a fact of life that often takes first year psychology students by surprise. Filled with jargon-free explanations and real-life examples, Psychology Statistics For Dummies makes the often-confusing world of statistics a lot less baffling, and provides you with the step-by-step instructions necessary for carrying out data analysis. Psychology Statistics For Dummies: Serves as an easily accessible supplement to doorstop-sized psychology textbooks Provides psychology students with psychology-specific statistics instruction Includes clear explanations and instruction on performing statistical analysis Teaches students how to analyze their data with SPSS, the most widely used statistical packages among students
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U Can: Statistics For Dummies

Author: Deborah J. Rumsey,David Unger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119084857

Category: Mathematics

Page: 528

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Make studying statistics simple with this easy–to–read resource Wouldn′t it be wonderful if studying statistics were easier? With U Can: Statistics I For Dummies, it is! This one–stop resource combines lessons, practical examples, study questions, and online practice problems to provide you with the ultimate guide to help you score higher in your statistics course. Foundational statistics skills are a must for students of many disciplines, and leveraging study materials such as this one to supplement your statistics course can be a life–saver. Because U Can: Statistics I For Dummies contains both the lessons you need to learn and the practice problems you need to put the concepts into action, you′ll breeze through your scheduled study time. Statistics is all about collecting and interpreting data, and is applicable in a wide range of subject areas which translates into its popularity among students studying in diverse programs. So, if you feel a bit unsure in class, rest assured that there is an easy way to help you grasp the nuances of statistics! Understand statistical ideas, techniques, formulas, and calculations Interpret and critique graphs and charts, determine probability, and work with confidence intervals Critique and analyze data from polls and experiments Combine learning and applying your new knowledge with practical examples, practice problems, and expanded online resources U Can: Statistics I For Dummies contains everything you need to score higher in your fundamental statistics course!
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Intermediate Statistics For Dummies

Author: Deborah J. Rumsey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470147741

Category: Mathematics

Page: 362

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Need to know how to build and test models based on data? Intermediate Statistics For Dummies gives you the knowledge to estimate, investigate, correlate, and congregate certain variables based on the information at hand. The techniques you’ll learn in this book are the same techniques used by professionals in medical and scientific fields. Picking up right where Statistics For Dummies left off, this straightforward, easy-to-follow book guides you beyond Central Limit Theorem and hypothesis tests and immerses you in flavors of regression, ANOVA, and nonparametric procedures. Unlike regular statistics books, this guide provides full explanations of intermediate statistical ideas; computer input dissection; an extensive number of examples, tips, strategies, and warnings; and clear, concise step-by-step procedures—all in a language you can understand. You’ll soon discover how to: Analyze data and base models off of your data Make predictions using regression Compare many means with ANOVA Test models using Chi-square Dealing with abnormal data In addition, this book includes a list of wrong statistical conclusions and common questions that professors ask using computer output. This book also adopts a nonlinear approach, making it possible to skip to the information you need without having to read previous chapters. With Intermediate Statistics For Dummies, you’ll have all the tools you need to make important decisions in all types of professional areas—from biology and engineering to business and politics!
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Statistical Analysis with Excel For Dummies

Author: Joseph Schmuller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119271169

Category: Computers

Page: 552

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There's nothing random about it—this is the book on statistical analysis with Excel Stunned by statistics? Exhausted by Excel? Relax! Statistical Analysis with Excel For Dummies, 4th Edition shows you how to use the world's most popular spreadsheet program to crunch numbers and interpret statistics—even if you've never taken a statistics or advanced math course. In no time, you'll learn to use Excel to create and translate statistics in everyday life, understand common statistical terms, and improve your classroom or professional skills. Statistics has a reputation for being a challenging, math-intensive pursuit—but it doesn't have to make your palms sweat. Using a minimum of equations and assuming no prior knowledge of statistics or Excel, this hands-on guide cuts through the jargon and shows you how to make sense of formulas and functions, charts and PivotTables, samples and normal distributions, probabilities and related distributions, trends and correlations, and much more. Use Excel's tools to analyze and understand data Apply statistical analysis to predict trends and make decisions Interpret sales figures, gambling odds, and sports stats Develop a grading curve or medical correlations Forget the mumbo jumbo! This guide shows you that statistical analysis with Excel can be easy, fun, and useful!
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The Probability Workbook

Author: Mary McShane-Vaughn

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 0873899571

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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The best way to master probability is to work problems—lots of them. Through repeated practice, formerly fuzzy concepts begin to make sense, and solution strategies become clear. The Probability Workbook is a companion to The Probability Handbook, which covers counting techniques, probability rules, discrete probability distributions, and continuous probability distributions. This workbook offers more than 400 problems covering a wide range of probability techniques and distributions. From poker problems, to famous problems by luminaries in the field such as Pascal, Fermat, Bertrand, Fisher, and Deming, this one-of-a-kind book gives detailed numerical solutions and explanations presented in a conversational way. There are general probability questions involving travel itineraries, baseball, and birth orders, as well as more real-world applications such as quality inspection, reliability, statistical process control, and simulation. Problems applicable to the manufacturing, healthcare, business, and hospitality and tourism industries are included. For example, how many ways can the letters Q-U-A-L-I-T-Y be arranged? In poker, how many ways can a player be dealt a royal flush? If 4.5% of a hospital’s admissions are due to community-acquired and records show that the probability that a pneumonia patient is readmitted within 30 days of discharge is 14.6%. The readmission rate for all other diagnoses is 12.1%, what is the probability that a patient is readmitted given that he had pneumonia? For easy reference, each numbered problem in the workbook is categorized by broad topic area, and then by a more detailed, descriptive title. In addition to the topic and title, the level of difficulty is displayed for each problem using a die icon. This workbook is an invaluable resource for the probability portions of ASQ’s CQE, CSSGB, CSSBB, CSSMBB, and CRE exams. For those interested in taking a certification exam, the 50 multiple-choice questions found on the CD-ROM will be a good study resource. The questions draw from topics throughout the text, presented in random order.
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Statistics Workbook For Dummies

Author: Deborah Rumsey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0764584669

Category: Mathematics

Page: 286

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Presents an introduction to statistics, providing information on analyzing and interpreting data, knowing where to begin solving problems, and more.
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Math Word Problems For Dummies

Author: Mary Jane Sterling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470245583

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

View: 9004

Covers percentages, probability, proportions, and more Get a grip on all types of word problems by applying them to real life Are you mystified by math word problems? This easy-to-understand guide shows you how to conquer these tricky questions with a step-by-step plan for finding the right solution each and every time, no matter the kind or level of problem. From learning math lingo and performing operations to calculating formulas and writing equations, you'll get all the skills you need to succeed! Discover how to: * Translate word problems into plain English * Brush up on basic math skills * Plug in the right operation or formula * Tackle algebraic and geometric problems * Check your answers to see if they work
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Statistics Workbook For Dummies

Author: Deborah Rumsey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0764584669

Category: Mathematics

Page: 286

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Presents an introduction to statistics, providing information on analyzing and interpreting data, knowing where to begin solving problems, and more.
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GMAT For Dummies

Author: Scott A. Hatch,Lisa Zimmer Hatch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470099643

Category: Study Aids

Page: 364

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If you’re planning to apply for an MBA program, you’re required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). And you thought your days of sharpening number 2 pencils were over! How do you prepare for such a comprehensive test? Never fear. GMAT For Dummies, Fifth Edition, puts at your fingertips everything you need to know to conquer the GMAT. This highly readable, friendly guide makes the study process as painless as possible, providing you with complete math and grammar reviews and all the preparation you need to maximize your score and outsmart your competition. You’ll discover how to: Understand the test’s format Bring the right stuff Make educated guesses Avoid the exam’s pitfalls Calm your nerves Save time and beat the clock This Fifth Edition is packed with plenty of updated practice questions so you can see just how the GMAT tests a particular concept. Our sample questions read just like the actual test questions, so you can get comfortable with the way the GMAT phrases questions and answer choices. You get plenty of tips on correctly answering the sentence correction, reading comprehension, and critical reading questions and tackling the analytical essays. There’s also a comprehensive math review of everything from number types to standard deviation and expanded coverage of statistics and probability. Each section ends with a mini practice test to prepare you for the two full-length practice tests featured in this easy-to-digest guide. You’ll see how to: Quickly eliminate incorrect answer choices Read passages quickly and effectively Break apart and analyze arguments Write a well-organized, compelling essay Tackle the data sufficiency math question type that only appears on the GMAT Use relaxation techniques if you start to panic during the test Complete with a scoring guide, explanatory answers, timesaving tips, math formulas you should memorize, and a list of writing errors to avoid, GMAT For Dummies is all you need to practice your skills, improve your score, and pass with flying colors.
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Data Science For Dummies

Author: Lillian Pierson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119327652

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 8913

Discover how data science can help you gain in-depth insight into your business - the easy way! Jobs in data science abound, but few people have the data science skills needed to fill these increasingly important roles. Data Science For Dummies is the perfect starting point for IT professionals and students who want a quick primer on all areas of the expansive data science space. With a focus on business cases, the book explores topics in big data, data science, and data engineering, and how these three areas are combined to produce tremendous value. If you want to pick-up the skills you need to begin a new career or initiate a new project, reading this book will help you understand what technologies, programming languages, and mathematical methods on which to focus. While this book serves as a wildly fantastic guide through the broad, sometimes intimidating field of big data and data science, it is not an instruction manual for hands-on implementation. Here’s what to expect: Provides a background in big data and data engineering before moving on to data science and how it's applied to generate value Includes coverage of big data frameworks like Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark, MPP platforms, and NoSQL Explains machine learning and many of its algorithms as well as artificial intelligence and the evolution of the Internet of Things Details data visualization techniques that can be used to showcase, summarize, and communicate the data insights you generate It's a big, big data world out there—let Data Science For Dummies help you harness its power and gain a competitive edge for your organization.
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Practical Poker Math

Author: Pat Dittmar

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1554903262

Category: FICTION

Page: 256

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The dark side of humanity is explored in this electrifying science fiction thriller in which an epidemic virus terrorizes the earth. Causing its inhabitants to strike out on murderous rampages, the virus is caught through conversation and, once contracted, leads its host on a strange journey?into another world where the undead roam the streets of the smallest towns and largest cities, hungry for human flesh. Describing in chilling detail what it would be like if thousands suddenly caught such a virus and struck out on a mass, never-ending, cannibalistic spree, this terrifying narrative is perfect for those who are ready to explore their darkest secret imaginings through a sinister and compelling literary work of art. This new edition includes a new afterword on the making of the new motion picture.
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Statistical Analysis with R For Dummies

Author: Joseph Schmuller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119337097

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 7504

Understanding the world of R programming and analysis has never been easier Most guides to R, whether books or online, focus on R functions and procedures. But now, thanks to Statistical Analysis with R For Dummies, you have access to a trusted, easy-to-follow guide that focuses on the foundational statistical concepts that R addresses—as well as step-by-step guidance that shows you exactly how to implement them using R programming. People are becoming more aware of R every day as major institutions are adopting it as a standard. Part of its appeal is that it's a free tool that's taking the place of costly statistical software packages that sometimes take an inordinate amount of time to learn. Plus, R enables a user to carry out complex statistical analyses by simply entering a few commands, making sophisticated analyses available and understandable to a wide audience. Statistical Analysis with R For Dummies enables you to perform these analyses and to fully understand their implications and results. Gets you up to speed on the #1 analytics/data science software tool Demonstrates how to easily find, download, and use cutting-edge community-reviewed methods in statistics and predictive modeling Shows you how R offers intel from leading researchers in data science, free of charge Provides information on using R Studio to work with R Get ready to use R to crunch and analyze your data—the fast and easy way!
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Business Statistics For Dummies

Author: Alan Anderson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118630696

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 388

View: 7068

Taking a business statistics course, or just need to understand this complicated topic for your business? This guide shows how statistical ideas, techniques, formulas, and calculations apply to the world of global business and economics. You'll get an introduction on sampling and graphs, and discover how statistics are used in daily life.
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Linear Algebra For Dummies

Author: Mary Jane Sterling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470538163

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

View: 374

Learn to: Solve linear algebra equations in several ways Put data in order with matrices Determine values with determinants Work with eigenvalues and eigenvectors Your hands-on guide to real-world applications of linear algebra Does linear algebra leave you feeling lost? No worries —this easy-to-follow guide explains the how and the why of solving linear algebra problems in plain English. From matrices to vector spaces to linear transformations, you'll understand the key concepts and see how they relate to everything from genetics to nutrition to spotted owl extinction. Line up the basics — discover several different approaches to organizing numbers and equations, and solve systems of equations algebraically or with matrices Relate vectors and linear transformations — link vectors and matrices with linear combinations and seek solutions of homogeneous systems Evaluate determinants — see how to perform the determinant function on different sizes of matrices and take advantage of Cramer's rule Hone your skills with vector spaces — determine the properties of vector spaces and their subspaces and see linear transformation in action Tackle eigenvalues and eigenvectors — define and solve for eigenvalues and eigenvectors and understand how they interact with specific matrices Open the book and find: Theoretical and practical ways of solving linear algebra problems Definitions of terms throughout and in the glossary New ways of looking at operations How linear algebra ties together vectors, matrices, determinants, and linear transformations Ten common mathematical representations of Greek letters Real-world applications of matrices and determinants
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