# Probability For Dummies

John Wiley & Sons, 3 apr. 2006 - 384 sidor
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

### Innehåll

 Introduction 1 Counting on Probability and Betting to Win 65 4 The Part of Tens 311 5 The Probability in Everyday Life 9 Coming to Terms with Probability 19 Picturing Probability Venn Diagrams 39 Mapping Out Probabilities with Tree Diagrams 47 the Law of Total Probability 57
 Approximating a Binomial with a Normal Distribution 187 Sampling Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem 201 t The Sampling Distribution of the Sample Proportion p 217 Investigating and Making Decisions with Probability 221 Putting the p in probability with pvalues 228 Taking It Up a Notch Advanced 233 Working with the Poisson a Nonpoisonous Distribution 235 Chapter 14 Covering All the Angles of the Geometric Distribution 251 Making a Positive out of the Negative Binomial Distribution 261

 Counting on Probability and Betting to Win 65 Applying Counting Rules with Combinations and Permutations 77 Against All Odds Probability in Gaming 103 than you may think 123 From A to Binomial 129 Juggling Success and Failure with the Binomial Distribution 151 The expected value of the binomial 165 The Normal but Never Dull Distribution 167
 Remaining Calm about the Hypergeometric Distribution 273 For the Hotshots Continuous 283 The Exponential and Its Relationship to Poisson Exposed 299 Ten Steps to a Better Probability Grade 313 Interpret Your Results 321 Tables for Your Reference 333 Index 343 Upphovsrätt

### Om författaren (2006)

Deborah Rumsey has a PhD in Statistics from The Ohio State University (1993). Upon graduating, she joined the faculty in the Department of Statistics at Kansas State University, where she won the distinguished Presidential Teaching Award and earned tenure and promotion in 1998. In 2000, she returned to Ohio State and is now a Statistics Education Specialist/Auxiliary Faculty Member for the Department of Statistics. Dr. Rumsey has served on the American Statistical Association’s Statistics Education Executive Committee and is the Editor of the Teaching Bits section of the Journal of Statistics Education. She’s the author of the books Statistics For Dummies and Statistics Workbook For Dummies (Wiley). She also has published many papers and given many professional presentations on the subject of Statistics Education. Her particular research interests are curriculum materials development, teacher training and support, and immersive learning environments. Her passions, besides teaching, include her family, fishing, bird watching, driving a new Kubota tractor on the family “farm,” and Ohio State Buckeye football (not necessarily in that order).