Probability and Statistics

  • Peter R. Bergethon


Few subjects in mathematics and science are more widely used, feared, and scorned than probability and its derivative discipline, statistics. Defining probabilities is a fundamental process in the observation of state space and forms the basis for much of modern scientific theory and experimentation. We will use probability functions throughout this book, and we will review most of the concepts and distributions needed for the consideration of most of these areas of study in this section.


Poisson Distribution Probability Space Binomial Distribution Sample Space Boltzmann Distribution 
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Further Reading

  1. Ash C. (1993) The Probability Tutoring Book. IEEE Press, New York.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. A clearly written, practical tutorial in everyday probability. Good place to look for a deeper understanding of the workings of these techniques.Google Scholar
  3. Ott R. L. and Mendenhall W. III. (1994) Understanding Statistics, 6th ed. Duxbury Press, N. Scituate, MA.Google Scholar
  4. Scheaffer R. L. (1995) Introduction to Probability and Its Applications, 2d ed. Duxbury Press, N. Scituate, MA.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter R. Bergethon
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  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryBoston University School of MedicineBostonUSA

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