Probability Theory (For Scientists and Engineers)

63 bookmarks. First posted by danbri april 2018.

In this case study I attempt to untangle this pedagogical knot to illuminate the basic concepts and manipulations of probability theory. Our ultimate goal is to demystify what we can calculate in probability theory and how we can perform those calculations in practice. We begin with an introduction to abstract set theory, continue to probability theory, and then move onto practical implementations without any interpretational distraction. We will spend time more thoroughly reviewing sampling-based calculation methods before finally considering the classic applications of probability theory and the interpretations of the theory that then arise.

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8 weeks ago by euler

Formal probability theory is a rich and complex field of mathematics with a reputation for being confusing if not outright impenetrable. Much of that…

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12 weeks ago by rogerhsueh

april 2018
by long

Formal probability theory is a rich and complex field of mathematics with a reputation for being confusing if not outright impenetrable...

....Our ultimate goal is to demystify what we can calculate in probability theory and how we can perform those calculations in practice.

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....Our ultimate goal is to demystify what we can calculate in probability theory and how we can perform those calculations in practice.

april 2018 by kdredington

Formal probability theory is a rich and complex field of mathematics with a reputation for being confusing if not outright impenetrable. Much of that intimidation, however, is due not to the abstract mathematics but rather how they are employed in practice. In particular, many introductions to probability theory sloppily confound the abstract mathematics with their practical implementations, convoluting what we can calculate in the theory with how we perform those calculations. To make matters even worse, probability theory is used to model a variety of subtlely different systems, which then burdens the already confused mathematics with the distinct and often conflicting philosphical connonations of those applications.

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april 2018 by bouvin

april 2018
by thakis

Formal probability theory is a rich and complex field of mathematics with a reputation for being confusing if not outright impenetrable. Much of that…

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april 2018 by peterwhelan