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Ibe, Oliver C.
Fundamentals of applied probability and random processes. 2nd ed.
Amsterdam: Elsevier/Academic Press (ISBN 9780128008522/hbk; 9780128010358/ebook). xxi, 434~p. (2014).
2014
Amsterdam: Elsevier/Academic Press
EN
K65
K45
K75
calculus of probability
random variables
probability distributions
descriptive statistics
inferential statistics
random processes
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/book/9780128008522
The present book is addressed to electrical engineers, but may be considered almost equally well by other professionals and students looking for a suitable selfcontained introduction to probability suitable for selfstudy. It covers elementary calculus of probability and random variables, reviews a number of typical distributions, discusses descriptive statistics, provides an introduction to inferential statistics, introduces random processes in general and special random processes. Actually, the treatment of random processes, over a 100 pages long, is what I consider as the most characteristic feature of this book compared with similar textbooks. Other features, rather typical for a book addressed to the above audience, are: avoiding measure theory and proofs, a lot of simple examples, many graphs, many nice and easy problems. It is clear that the author has made a great effort to show to the reader the essence of most problems that are discussed. He did exactly what he promised by choosing the title ``Fundamentals of applied probability and random processes".
Jerzy Ombach (Krak\'ow)