Joseph K. Blitzstein, Jessica Hwang
Chapman and Hall/CRC; 2nd Edition
Developed from celebrated Harvard statistics lectures; Hwang/Blitzstein’s Introduction to Probability; 2nd edition; (PDF) provides essential language and tools for randomness; understanding statistics and uncertainty. The ebook explores a wide variety of applications and examples; ranging from coincidences and paradoxes to Google PageRank and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC). Additional application areas examined include genetics; computer science; medicine; and information theory.
The authors present the material in an easy style and motivate concepts using real-world examples. Throughout; they use stories to unfold connections between the fundamental distributions in statistics and conditioning to less complicated problems to manageable pieces. The ebook includes many intuitive explanations; diagrams; and practice problems. Every chapter ends with a section showing how to perform related simulations and calculations in R; a free statistical software environment.
The 2nd edition includes many new examples; exercises; and explanations; to strengthen understanding of the ideas; clear subtle concepts; and respond to feedback from many students and readers. New supplementary online resources have been developed; including animations and interactive visualizations; and the ebook has been updated to conform with these resources.
NOTE: The product includes the ebook; Blitzstein/Hwang Introduction to Probability 2e in PDF. No access codes are included.