A brief introduction to probability theory presenting step-by-step finite, discrete and continuous probability concepts.
In this brief introduction to probability, the author develops each step as a consequence of the preceding material. Discrete probability is presented as a natural outgrowth of finite probability. Continuous probability is suggested by facets of the discrete theory.
The book requires minimal mathematical background, yet its modern notation and style prime the reader for advanced and supplementary material.
Among the book’s many features are: numerous theoretical examples that elucidate the fundamental definitions and theorems; a thorough set of counter-examples that illustrate the concepts; elementary informal proofs; and several hundred problems including some designed for computer solution.