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Statistics Review This is an online review for a standard introductory undergraduate probability and statistics course. In many disciplines, such engineering, undergraduates are typically required to take one course on statistics and probability. By the time such a student reaches graduate school, much of that learning has been forgotten or at least is hard to recall. The goal of this online course is to give a brief review of what was learned in an undergraduate statistics class. It includes video lectures, practice homework problems, and a practice "final exam". It doesn't cover every topic included in most full-semester statistics courses, but it does review the basics.
We are thankful to the several colleagues who have either taught from the draft of the book at various universities or have read it, and have provided us with valuable feedback. The teaching assistants for the M. They pointed out corrections to various drafts, they developed problems and solutions suitable for the class, and through their direct interaction with the student body, they provided a robust mechanism for calibrating the level of the material.
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The main changes are the following: a Two new chapters on statistical inference have been added. Our philosophy has been to focus on the main concepts and to facilitate understanding of the main methodologies through some key examples. Section 4. The main objective of the new edition is to provide flexibility to instructors in their choice of material, and in particular to give them the option of including an introduction to statistical inference.
Note that Chapters , and Chapters 89 are mutually independent, thus allowing for different paths through the book. Furthermore, Chapter 4 is not needed for Chapters , and only Sections 4. Thus, some possible course offerings based on this book are: a Probability and introduction to statistical inference: Chapters , Sections 4.
Finally, we thank Mengdi Wang for her help with figures and problems for the new chapters. Sample Space and Probability 1. Probabilistic Models. Conditional Probability. For this reason, we must begin with a short review of set theory.
A set is a collection of objects, which are the elements of the set. Note that the elements x of the latter set take a continuous range of values, and cannot be written down in a list a proof is sketched in the theoretical problems ; such a set is said to be uncountable.
More generally, several sets are said to be disjoint if no two of them have a common element. A collection of sets is said to be a partition of a set S if the sets in the collection are disjoint and their union is S. The set of scalars real numbers is denoted by ; the set of pairs or triplets of scalars, i. Sets and the associated operations are easy to visualize in terms of Venn diagrams, as illustrated in Fig.
The shaded region is the complement of S. Thus, x belongs to the complement 6 Sample Space and Probability Chap. The argument for the second law is similar. It must be in accordance with a fundamental framework that we discuss in this section. Its two main ingredients are listed below and are visualized in Fig. The probability law must satisfy certain properties to be introduced shortly.
Sample Spaces and Events Every probabilistic model involves an underlying process, called the experi- ment, that will produce exactly one out of several possible outcomes. A subset of the sample space, that is, a collection of possible Sec. However, it is important to note that in our formulation of a probabilistic model, there is only one experiment.
So, three tosses of a coin constitute a single experiment, rather than three experiments. Finite sample spaces are conceptually and math- ematically simpler. For an example, consider throwing a dart on a square target and viewing the point of impact as the outcome. When the roll is a 1, the outcome of the experiment would not be unique. Generally, the sample space chosen for a probabilistic model must be collectively exhaustive, in the sense that no matter what happens in the experiment, we always obtain an out- come that has been included in the sample space.
In addition, the sample space should have enough detail to distinguish between all outcomes of interest to the modeler, while avoiding irrelevant details.
Example 1. More generally, the dollar amount per toss is doubled each time a head comes up. Strictly speaking, however, some sets have to be excluded. This is an intricate technical issue, involving the mathematics of measure theory. Fortunately, such pathological subsets do not arise in the problems considered in this text or in practice, and the issue can be safely ignored.
Thus, in a probabilistic model for game 1, we can work with a sample space consisting of eleven possible outcomes, namely, 0, 1,. It is then often useful to describe the experiment and the associated sample space by means of a tree-based sequential description, as in Fig.
Here, each possible outcome corresponds to a leaf of the tree and is associated with the unique path from the root to that leaf. That same event can be described as a set of leaves, as shown on the right. This is its main strength, deep explanation, and not just examples that happen to explain. Bertsekas and Tsitsiklis leave nothing to chance. Numerous examples, figures, and end-of-chapter problems strengthen the understanding. Contents, preface, and more info at publisher's website Athena Scientific, athenasc com.
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