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Best Probability Books: The Ultimate Collection

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Probability books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Probability: For the Enthusiastic Beginner (2016)

 Best Probability Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis book is written for high school and college students learning about probability for the first time. It will appeal to the reader who has a healthy level of enthusiasm for understanding how and why the various results of probability come about. All of the standard introductory topics in probability are covered: combinatorics, the rules of probability, Bayes’ theorem, expectation value, variance, probability density, common distributions, the law of large numbers, the central limit theorem, correlation, and regression. Calculus is not a prerequisite,…
Author(s): David J. Morin

2. Introduction to Probability, Statistics, and Random Processes (2014)

 Best Probability Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis book introduces students to probability, statistics, and stochastic processes. It can be used by both students and practitioners in engineering, various sciences, finance, and other related fields. It provides a clear and intuitive approach to these topics while maintaining mathematical accuracy. The book covers: The book contains a large number of solved exercises. The dependency between different sections of this book has been kept to a minimum in order to provide maximum flexibility to instructors and to make the book easy to read for students. Examples of applications—such as engineering, finance, everyday life, etc.—are…
Author(s): Hossein Pishro-Nik

3. Lectures on Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics – 3rd Edition (2017)

 Best Probability Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe book is a collection of 80 short and self-contained lectures covering most of the topics that are usually taught in intermediate courses in probability theory and mathematical statistics. There are hundreds of examples, solved exercises and detailed derivations of important results. The step-by-step approach makes the book easy to understand and ideal for self-study. One of the main aims of the book is to be a time saver: it contains several results and proofs, especially on probability distributions, that are hard to find in standard references and are scattered here and there in more specialistic books. The topics covered by the book…
Author(s): Marco Taboga

4. Art of Problem Solving Introduction to Counting and Probability Textbook and Solutions Manual 2-Book Set (2012)

 Best Probability Books: The Ultimate CollectionArt of Problem Solving Introduction to Counting and Probability Textbook and Solutions Manual 2-Book Set : Learn the basics of counting and probability from former USA Mathematical Olympiad winner David Patrick. Topics covered in the book include permutations, combinations, Pascal's Triangle, basic combinatorial identities, expected value, fundamentals of probability, geometric probability, the Binomial Theorem, and much more. The text is structured to inspire the reader to explore and develop new ideas. Each section starts with problems, so the student has a chance to solve them without help before proceeding. The…
Author(s): David Patrick

5. Probability For Dummies (2006)

 Best Probability Books: The Ultimate CollectionPacked 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…
Author(s): Deborah J. Rumsey

6. Bayesian Statistics the Fun Way: Understanding Statistics and Probability with Star Wars, LEGO, and Rubber Ducks (2019)

 Best Probability Books: The Ultimate CollectionProbability and statistics are increasingly important in a huge range of professions. But many people use data in ways they don’t even understand, meaning they aren’t getting the most from it. Bayesian Statistics the Fun Way will change that.This book will give you a complete understanding of Bayesian statistics through simple explanations and un-boring examples. Find out the probability of UFOs landing in your garden, how likely Han Solo is to survive a flight through an asteroid shower, how to win an argument about conspiracy theories, and…
Author(s): Will Kurt

7. Student’s Solutions Guide for Introduction to Probability, Statistics, and Random Processes (2016)

 Best Probability Books: The Ultimate CollectionSince the 2014 publication of Introduction to Probability, Statistics, and Random Processes, many have requested the distribution of solutions to the problems in the textbook. This book contains guided solutions to the odd-numbered end-of-chapter problems found in the companion textbook. Student’s Solutions Guide for Introduction to Probability, Statistics, and Random Processes has been published to help students better understand the subject and learn the necessary techniques to solve the problems. Additional materials such as videos, lectures, and calculators are available at….
Author(s): Hossein Pishro-Nik

8. Schaum’s Outline of Probability, Random Variables, and Random Processes, 3rd Edition (Schaum’s Outlines) (2014)

 Best Probability Books: The Ultimate CollectionMore than 40 million students have trusted Schaum’s to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum’s is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills. 405 fully solved problems Clear, concise explanations of all probability, variables, and processes concepts Support for all the major textbooks in the subject areas Fully compatible with…
Author(s): Hwei P Hsu

9. Probability and Random Processes (2001)

 Best Probability Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis book gives an introduction to probability and its many practical application by providing a thorough, entertaining account of basic probability and important random processes, covering a range of important topics. Emphasis is on modelling rather than abstraction and there are new sections on sampling and Markov chain Monte Carlo, renewal-reward, queueing networks, stochastic calculus, and option pricing in the Black-Scholes model for financial markets. In addition, there are almost 400 exercises and problems relevant to the material. Solutions can be found in One Thousand Exercises in Probability….
Author(s): Geoffrey R. Grimmett, David R. Stirzaker

10. Probability Theory: A Concise Course (Dover Books on Mathematics) (1977)

 Best Probability Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis book, a concise introduction to modern probability theory and certain of its ramifications, deals with a subject indispensable to natural scientists and mathematicians alike. Here the readers, with some knowledge of mathematics, will find an excellent treatment of the elements of probability together with numerous applications. Professor Y. A. Rozanov, an internationally known mathematician whose work in probability theory and stochastic processes has received wide acclaim, combines succinctness of style with a judicious selection of topics. His book is highly readable, fast-moving, and self-contained.The author begins with…
Author(s): Y.A. Rozanov

11. First Look At Rigorous Probability Theory, A (2Nd Edition) (2006)

 Best Probability Books: The Ultimate Collection“This is a fine textbook on probability theory based on measure theory. The parts of measure theory that are needed are developed within the book and a teacher of measure theory could find them quite useful. The construction of the Lebesgue measure (extension theorem) is unusual and interesting.” Mathematical Reviews “This short, lucid and excellent textbook should be a required course for all graduate students of mathematics and statistics as well as for interested graduate / PhD students in engineering, computer sciences, economics, and management who lack exposure to measure theoretic applications in…
Author(s): Jeffrey S Rosenthal

12. Probability Theory: A Comprehensive Course (Universitext) (2013)

 Best Probability Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis second edition of the popular textbook contains a comprehensive course in modern probability theory, covering a wide variety of topics which are not usually found in introductory textbooks, including: • limit theorems for sums of random variables• martingales• percolation• Markov chains and electrical networks• construction of stochastic processes• Poisson point process and infinite divisibility• large deviation principles and statistical physics• Brownian motion• stochastic integral and stochastic differential equations.The theory is developed rigorously and in a self-contained way, with the chapters on…
Author(s): Achim Klenke

13. Probability: A Lively Introduction (2017)

 Best Probability Books: The Ultimate CollectionProbability has applications in many areas of modern science, not to mention in our daily life. Its importance as a mathematical discipline cannot be overrated, and it is a fascinating and surprising topic in its own right. This engaging textbook with its easy-to-follow writing style provides a comprehensive yet concise introduction to the subject. It covers all of the standard material for undergraduate and first-year-graduate-level courses as well as many topics that are usually not found in standard texts, such as Bayesian inference, Markov…
Author(s): Henk Tijms

Best Probability Books: The Ultimate Collection

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Practice of Bayesian Probability Theory in Geotechnical Engineering

Author(s): Wan-Huan Zhou, Zhen-Yu Yin, Ka-Veng Yuen
ID: 2815723, Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2021, Size: 17 Mb, Format: pdf

Evaluating Voting Systems with Probability Models: Essays by and in Honor of William Gehrlein and Dominique Lepelley

Author(s): Mostapha Diss, Vincent Merlin
ID: 2855908, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 10 Mb, Format: pdf

Probability and Statistical Inference

ID: 2934082, Publisher: CRC, Year: 2021, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly best-sellers according to USA Today, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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