The Probability Lifesaver

The Probability Lifesaver

Students using this book should have some familiarity with algebra and precalculus. The Probability Lifesaver not only enables students to survive probability but also to achieve mastery of the subject for use in future courses.

Author: Steven J. Miller

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400885381

Category: Mathematics

Page: 752

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The essential lifesaver for students who want to master probability For students learning probability, its numerous applications, techniques, and methods can seem intimidating and overwhelming. That's where The Probability Lifesaver steps in. Designed to serve as a complete stand-alone introduction to the subject or as a supplement for a course, this accessible and user-friendly study guide helps students comfortably navigate probability's terrain and achieve positive results. The Probability Lifesaver is based on a successful course that Steven Miller has taught at Brown University, Mount Holyoke College, and Williams College. With a relaxed and informal style, Miller presents the math with thorough reviews of prerequisite materials, worked-out problems of varying difficulty, and proofs. He explores a topic first to build intuition, and only after that does he dive into technical details. Coverage of topics is comprehensive, and materials are repeated for reinforcement—both in the guide and on the book's website. An appendix goes over proof techniques, and video lectures of the course are available online. Students using this book should have some familiarity with algebra and precalculus. The Probability Lifesaver not only enables students to survive probability but also to achieve mastery of the subject for use in future courses. A helpful introduction to probability or a perfect supplement for a course Numerous worked-out examples Lectures based on the chapters are available free online Intuition of problems emphasized first, then technical proofs given Appendixes review proof techniques Relaxed, conversational approach
Categories: Mathematics

100 Years of Math Milestones The Pi Mu Epsilon Centennial Collection

100 Years of Math Milestones  The Pi Mu Epsilon Centennial Collection

MR2301878 S. J. Miller, The probability lifesaver: All the tools you need to
understand chance, Princeton Lifesaver Study Guide, Princeton University Press,
Princeton, NJ, 2017. MR3585480 S. J. Miller and R. Takloo-Bighash, An
invitation to ...

Author: Stephan Ramon Garcia

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9781470436520

Category: Mathematics

Page: 581

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This book is an outgrowth of a collection of 100 problems chosen to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the undergraduate math honor society Pi Mu Epsilon. Each chapter describes a problem or event, the progress made, and connections to entries from other years or other parts of mathematics. In places, some knowledge of analysis or algebra, number theory or probability will be helpful. Put together, these problems will be appealing and accessible to energetic and enthusiastic math majors and aficionados of all stripes. Stephan Ramon Garcia is WM Keck Distinguished Service Professor and professor of mathematics at Pomona College. He is the author of four books and over eighty research articles in operator theory, complex analysis, matrix analysis, number theory, discrete geometry, and other fields. He has coauthored dozens of articles with students, including one that appeared in The Best Writing on Mathematics: 2015. He is on the editorial boards of Notices of the AMS, Proceedings of the AMS, American Mathematical Monthly, Involve, and Annals of Functional Analysis. He received four NSF research grants as principal investigator and five teaching awards from three different institutions. He is a fellow of the American Mathematical Society and was the inaugural recipient of the Society's Dolciani Prize for Excellence in Research. Steven J. Miller is professor of mathematics at Williams College and a visiting assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He has published five books and over one hundred research papers, most with students, in accounting, computer science, economics, geophysics, marketing, mathematics, operations research, physics, sabermetrics, and statistics. He has served on numerous editorial boards, including the Journal of Number Theory, Notices of the AMS, and the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal. He is active in enrichment and supplemental curricular initiatives for elementary and secondary mathematics, from the Teachers as Scholars Program and VCTAL (Value of Computational Thinking Across Grade Levels), to numerous math camps (the Eureka Program, HCSSiM, the Mathematics League International Summer Program, PROMYS, and the Ross Program). He is a fellow of the American Mathematical Society, an at-large senator for Phi Beta Kappa, and a member of the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee, where he sees firsthand the challenges of applying mathematics.
Categories: Mathematics

Mathematics of Optimization How to do Things Faster

Mathematics of Optimization  How to do Things Faster

S. J. Miller, The Probability Lifesaver, Princeton University Press, to appear. S. J.
Miller and D. Montague, Rational irrationality proofs, Mathematics Magazine 85 (
2012), no. 2, 110–114. S. J. Miller and C. Silva, If a prime divides a product..., ...

Author: Steven J. Miller

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9781470441142

Category: Management science

Page: 327

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Optimization Theory is an active area of research with numerous applications; many of the books are designed for engineering classes, and thus have an emphasis on problems from such fields. Covering much of the same material, there is less emphasis on coding and detailed applications as the intended audience is more mathematical. There are still several important problems discussed (especially scheduling problems), but there is more emphasis on theory and less on the nuts and bolts of coding. A constant theme of the text is the “why” and the “how” in the subject. Why are we able to do a calculation efficiently? How should we look at a problem? Extensive effort is made to motivate the mathematics and isolate how one can apply ideas/perspectives to a variety of problems. As many of the key algorithms in the subject require too much time or detail to analyze in a first course (such as the run-time of the Simplex Algorithm), there are numerous comparisons to simpler algorithms which students have either seen or can quickly learn (such as the Euclidean algorithm) to motivate the type of results on run-time savings.
Categories: Management science

Lifesaver

Lifesaver

LOGICAL DECISION IN HIS SITUATION UNCONSCIOUS DESIRE TO ERR
PERCEIVED LOW PROBABILITY Normal Performance Lessons Learned Many
Coast Guard operations involve a. “ all things being equal . ” But all things are not
 ...

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ISBN: MINN:30000011646985

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Governor s Traffic Safety Memo

Governor s Traffic Safety Memo

OPERATION LIFESAVER Continued from page 4 CAUTION : Road Lines Now
Being Painted by ISHC Road Crews Federal ... As more states join the Operation
Lifesaver program , the higher the probability that significant reductions can be ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000071047793

Category: Traffic safety

Page:

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Categories: Traffic safety

Math Smart Junior

Math Smart Junior

A QUIZ # 13 a Probability 1 . If you have a bag with 5 Lifesavers in it , 2 red , 2
orange , and 1 green , what is the probability that if you just stick your hand in and
choose randomly , the Lifesaver you choose will be green ? 2 . In that same bag ...

Author: Marcia Lerner

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 0679759352

Category: Mathematics

Page: 271

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Introduces the reader to Jennifer, Lionel, Rose, and Taylor, who host a tutorial in math, including quizzes, drills, and a glossary of terms and concepts
Categories: Mathematics

Assia Jewish Medical Ethics

Assia  Jewish Medical Ethics

Limitations of the Obligation There are two limitations on the obligation of
lifesaving , one as regards the lifesaver and ... to endanger oneself even if the
probability of saving a life is greater than the probability of succumbing to the
danger .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000107211330

Category: Medical ethics

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Categories: Medical ethics

Drivers Behavior at Railroad Grade Crossings

Drivers  Behavior at Railroad Grade Crossings

Operation Lifesaver had an impact on drivers ' behavior by reducing the
percentage of drivers at the accident sites who exceed the approach speed limit .
The " one - tailed " statistical test was necessary in estimating the probability of ...

Author: K. A. Brewer

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556020436515

Category: Automobile drivers

Page: 54

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Summaries of the data gathered for the drivers' behavior at railroad grade crossings project.
Categories: Automobile drivers

Probability Statistics

Probability   Statistics

V ~ ~ - green orange tan red yellow brown You ' re a Lifesaver Examining
Lifesavers and M & Ms makes a good contrast . Lifesaver rolls are all the same ,
based on the packaging procedures used by the company . They are
standardized so ...

Author: Frank Schaffer Publications

Publisher:

ISBN: 0867347805

Category: Probabilities

Page: 108

View: 315

Games and activities based on NCTM Standards show the importance of knowing about probability and how to interpret statistics in the real world.
Categories: Probabilities

Transportation Register

Transportation Register

Dilinois - Indiana Special Operation Life - Saver per Train The Other Side of
Operation Lifesaver Program While the main emphasis of the It is extremely
important for parents to Operation Lifesaver Program is on the be aware of where
their ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112003527626

Category: Transportation

Page:

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Categories: Transportation

Jewish Medical Ethics 1989 2004 Jewish Meidcal Ethics Fertility infertility and abortion AIDS Lifesaving Death and euthanasia Siamese twins

Jewish Medical Ethics  1989 2004   Jewish Meidcal Ethics  Fertility  infertility and abortion  AIDS  Lifesaving  Death and euthanasia  Siamese twins

... to endanger oneself even if the probability of saving a life is greater than the
probability of succumbing to the danger . ... The maximalist approach can be
applied in defining the level of a lifesaver's obligation as a function of his
profession .

Author: Mordechai Halperin

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063363660

Category: Medical ethics

Page:

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Categories: Medical ethics

Understanding Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences

Understanding Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences

Today, like a warning sign to the statistically uninitiated, the wacky numbers are
there for all to see: Aspirin is useless for Gemini and Libra heart attack victims but
is a lifesaver for people born under any other sign. ... Studies like these ...

Author: Robert R. Pagano

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 0534353908

Category: Psicometría

Page: 548

View: 187

This book takes an intuitive approach to presenting statistical theory. More conceptually than computationally oriented, the book covers both descriptive and inferential statistics. The narrative of the book develops concepts first using prose, explaining calculations in simple language, before introducing formulae. Pagano's informal writing style is received well by students, especially those who are not mathematically inclined.
Categories: Psicometría

National Forum of Applied Educational Research Journal

National Forum of Applied Educational Research Journal

... ADOLESCENT SUICIDE PREVENTION IN SCHOOL SYSTEMS : PROJECT
LIFESAVER Gregory R . Bernhardt Wright ... The probability that a teacher will
have to face the issue of suicide among students is high even among teachers of
 ...

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ISBN: UVA:X001498404

Category: Education

Page:

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Categories: Education

Super Sub

Super Sub

Probability tells you how likely something is to occur . Imagine that you have one
blue , one red , and one yellow Lifesaver in your hand . You ask your ... In this
case , the probability of your friend choosing any of the colors is 1 out of 3 . This is
 ...

Author: Lorilynn

Publisher: Instructional Fair

ISBN: PSU:000049855289

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 445

Being a substitute teacher is a demanding and challenging job, even when the classroom teacher leaves behind well-laid plans. But when teachers are called away unexpectedly, the role of the substitute teacher becomes even more challenging! The strategiesand activities in Super Sub come to the rescue with a wealth of ideas to make the day a good experience for both students and substitute teacher. There are great games and all-about-the-student activities that can be used with many different grade levels. Included are teacher-directed and reproducible activities appropriate for language arts, math, science, and social studies. This great resource will give the substitute teacher the confidence to make every day a great day in the classroom.
Categories: Education

EDN

EDN

PREDICTABLE DESIGN USING STATISTICAL METHODS TOO SMALL TO BE A
LIFESAVER ? ... examples ) , we shall assum a uniform , or constant density
function over a rang of values from -e to + e and zero probability density
otherwise .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822015728660

Category: Electrical engineering

Page:

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Categories: Electrical engineering

Target

Target

... a lifesaver to many is toxic to a few . pact ” concepts , in which the probability
and Consequentially , analytical problems arise in the consequences of
occurances are factored toxicological and epidemiological studies . together . (
The Bhopal ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556021791785

Category: Production management

Page:

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Categories: Production management

The Journal of Neuroscience

The Journal of Neuroscience

... of each object discrimination pair during the 1 - month retention interval of the
lifesaver motor skill task ( see below ) . ... of forgetting across the two
administrations of the object discrimination task is the probability of a correct
response on the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35558003471444

Category: Neurology

Page:

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Categories: Neurology

Proceedings

Proceedings

which also offers advice regarding the modification of policy and environmental
factors to reduce the probability of DUI ; 4 ... The " Airline Lifesaver " is a simple
reminder strategy for promoting safety belt use , which we developed and began
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4569035

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

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Categories: Aeronautics

The Market Guys Five Points for Trading Success

The Market Guys  Five Points for Trading Success

Let's take one more example to illustrate the disconnect between probability and
expected outcome. The lottery is quite similar to the ... When that moment arrives,
our lifesaver will be our risk management plan. Here are five principles of The ...

Author: A. J. Monte

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118045149

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 922

Praise for The Market Guys' Five Points for Trading Success "E*TRADE is a strong advocate of investor education, understanding a knowledgeable investor is a successful investor. The Market Guys have been a key contributor to our worldwide educational efforts - delivering hundreds of seminars to our customers around the world. This book encapsulates their years of experience with traders and investors, and is a must-read for anyone serious about trading. The Market Guys' Five Points for Trading Success provides an easy-to-understand and disciplined approach to trading through risk management. I highly recommend it." —Christopher Larkin, VP, U.S. Retail Brokerage, E*TRADE Securities (www.etrade.com) "The stock market is full of risk and uncertainty, but can bring great rewards to those who plan and execute properly. Rick and AJ give you the navigational tools to profit in the market through this book. Easy to read and understand, this book will help the novice and expert alike reach their financial goals. I recommend The Market Guys to help you along your journey!" —Astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11, 1969 "The Market Guys' Five Points is much more than five points. Creating a plan, dealing with emotions, trading psychology, and technical analysis are just some of the topics explained." —James Bittman, Senior Instructor, The Options Institute at CBOE, and author of Options for the Stock Investor "Most people think trading markets is easy, but the process is fraught with pitfalls, snares, and delusions. This book is written by two savvy veteran traders. Applying the wisdom contained here will not guarantee success, but it will very definitely put the odds strongly in your favor." —Martin J. Pring, President of pring.com "This is a wonderful introduction to terminology and a fresh approach to the stock market. It gives the reader a language and way of thinking that is new, providing a great foundation for further research. These authors are to be commended for an excellent book on the stock market and how it works." —James P. Gills, MD, Director/Chairman of the Board of the Ironman Triathlon "The Market Guys have created the perfect recipe for financial success." —Nick Nickolas, Restaurateur, Nick's Fishmarket of Hawaii, www.nicksboca.com
Categories: Business & Economics