Probability For Dummies
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 probability models from binomial to exponential
* Make good decisions using probability
* Play the odds in poker, roulette, and other games
Part I: The Certainty of Uncertainty: Probability Basics.
Chapter 1: The Probability in Everyday Life.
Chapter 2: Coming to Terms with Probability.
Chapter 3: Picturing Probability: Venn Diagrams, Tree Diagrams, and Bayes’ Theorem.
Part II: Counting on Probability and Betting to Win.
Chapter 4: Setting the Contingency Table with Probabilities.
Chapter 5: Applying Counting Rules with Combinations and Permutations.
Chapter 6: Against All Odds: Probability in Gaming.
Part III: From A to Binomial:.Basic Probability Models.
Chapter 7: Probability Distribution Basics.
Chapter 8: Juggling Success and Failure with the Binomial Distribution.
Chapter 9: The Normal (but Never Dull) Distribution.
Chapter 10: Approximating a Binomial with a Normal Distribution.
Chapter 11: Sampling Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem.
Chapter 12: Investigating and Making Decisions with Probability.
Part IV: Taking It Up a Notch: Advanced Probability Models.
Chapter 13: Working with the Poisson (a Nonpoisonous) Distribution.
Chapter 14: Covering All the Angles of the Geometric Distribution.
Chapter 15: Making a Positive out of the Negative Binomial Distribution.
Chapter 16: Remaining Calm about the Hypergeometric Distribution.
Part V: For the Hotshots: Continuous Probability Models.
Chapter 17: Staying in Line with the Continuous Uniform Distribution.
Chapter 18: The Exponential (and Its Relationship to Poisson) Exposed.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten Steps to a Better Probability Grade.
Chapter 20: Top Ten (Plus One) Probability Mistakes.
Appendix: Tables for Your Reference.