# Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Science, Engineering, and Finance

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Integrating interesting and widely used concepts of financial engineering into traditional statistics courses, Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Science, Engineering, and Finance illustrates the role and scope of statistics and probability in various fields. The text first introduces the basics needed to understand and create tables and graphs produced by standard statistical software packages, such as Minitab, SAS, and JMP. It then takes students through the traditional topics of a first course in statistics. Novel features include: Applications of standard statistical concepts and methods to the analysis and interpretation of financial data, such as risks and returns CoxaRossaRubinstein (CRR) model, also called the binomial lattice model, of stock price fluctuations An application of the central limit theorem to the CRR model that yields the lognormal distribution for stock prices and the famous BlackaScholes option pricing formula An introduction to modern portfolio theory Mean-standard deviation diagram of a collection of portfolios Computing a stockas betavia simple linear regression As soon as he develops the statistical concepts, the author presents applications to engineering, such as queuing theory, reliability theory, and acceptance sampling; computer science; public health; and finance. Using both statistical software packages and scientific calculators, he reinforces fundamental concepts with numerous examples.Problem 2.61 A fair coin is tossed four times. (a) What is the probability that the number of heads is greater than or equal to three given that one of them is a head? (b) What is the probability that the number of heads is greater than or equal toanbsp;...

 Title : Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Science, Engineering, and Finance Author : Walter A. Rosenkrantz Publisher : CRC Press - 2008-07-10