Probability and Information
An Integrated Approach 2nd Revised edition
By (author) David Applebaum
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Probability and Information by David Applebaum
Book DescriptionThis updated textbook is an excellent way to introduce probability and information theory to new students in mathematics, computer science, engineering, statistics, economics, or business studies. Only requiring knowledge of basic calculus, it starts by building a clear and systematic foundation to the subject: the concept of probability is given particular attention via a simplified discussion of measures on Boolean algebras. The theoretical ideas are then applied to practical areas such as statistical inference, random walks, statistical mechanics and communications modelling. Topics covered include discrete and continuous random variables, entropy and mutual information, maximum entropy methods, the central limit theorem and the coding and transmission of information, and added for this new edition is material on Markov chains and their entropy. Lots of examples and exercises are included to illustrate how to use the theory in a wide range of applications, with detailed solutions to most exercises available online for instructors.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521899048
(246mm x 189mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Applebaum
Limits, Limits Everywhere, Paperback (March 2012)
An account of elementary real analysis positioned between a popular mathematics book and a first year college or university text. This book doesn't assume knowledge of calculus and, instead, the emphasis is on the application of analysis to number theory.
Levy Processes and Stochastic Calculus, Paperback (April 2009)
A fully revised and appended edition of this unique volume, which develops together these two important subjects.
Probability and Information, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by David Applebaum
An update of this popular introduction to probability theory and information theory with new material on Markov chains.
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Author Biography - David Applebaum
David Applebaum is a Professor in the Department of Probability and Statistics at the University of Sheffield.
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