Basic Terminology

  • Simon ŠircaEmail author
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


The concepts of random experiment, outcomes, sample space and events are introduced, and basic combinatorics (variations, permutations, combinations) is reviewed, leading to the exposition of fundamental properties of probability. A discussion of conditional probability is offered, followed by the definition of the independence of events and the derivation of the total probability and Bayes formulas.


Conditional Probability Sample Space Elementary Event Blood Type Compound Event 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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