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
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
Author: Stephan Ramon GarciaPublish On: 2019-06-13
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Author: Stephan Ramon Garcia
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
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.
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Author: Steven J. Miller
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
Category: Management science
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.
LOGICAL DECISION IN HIS SITUATION UNCONSCIOUS DESIRE TO ERR
PERCEIVED LOW PROBABILITY Normal Performance Lessons Learned Many
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Author: Marcia Lerner
Publisher: Princeton Review
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
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Author: K. A. Brewer
Category: Automobile drivers
Summaries of the data gathered for the drivers' behavior at railroad grade crossings project.
Author: Frank Schaffer PublicationsPublish On: 2000-08-20
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Author: Frank Schaffer Publications
Games and activities based on NCTM Standards show the importance of knowing about probability and how to interpret statistics in the real world.
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Author: Robert R. Pagano
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
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.
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Publisher: Instructional Fair
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.
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Author: A. J. Monte
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
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