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    A book on Probability

    Hello MIB. I second the recommendation of PAllen. Feller's book is a very recommendable book. Volume I starts from a very intuitive conception of probability and then it goes on, from the very elementary concepts until more deep ones. And always with a lot of very interesting exercises...
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    An introductory book on the Distribution of Prime Numbers and Riemann's Zeta Function

    Thanks a lot, Petek. At first glance, Jameson's book seems to me a good choice as an elementary first introduction to the matter. And Fine and Rosenberger's one seems interesting too. Apostol appears to me as the more technical of three. Thanks again.
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    An introductory book on the Distribution of Prime Numbers and Riemann's Zeta Function

    Hi everybody. I would like to find a book about the Distribution of Prime Numbers and the Riemann's Zeta Function. I know about the "classical" books: 1) Titchmarsh's "The Theory of the Riemann Zeta-Function" 2) Ingham's "The Distribution of Prime Numbers" 3) Ivic's "The Riemann...
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    A good book for an introduction to Algebraic Topology

    My course is a one-year elementary introductory course, first half on general topology and second half on algebraic topology. So, from your comments, I think the best choice for my elementary level in this matter, will be, perhaps, Kosniowski-Munkres for general topology and...
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    A good book for an introduction to Algebraic Topology

    Thanks Vargo and mathwonk for your suggestions. I'll take a look on Kosniowski's, Massey's and Munkres's and I'll decide. Hatcher's is interesting, but a little away from the contents of my course.
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    A good book for an introduction to Algebraic Topology

    Hi everybody. Next year I will start an undergraduate course on algebraic topology. Which book would you suggest as a good introduction to this matter ? My first options are the following: 1.- "A First Course in Algebraic Topology" by Czes Kosniowski 2.- "Algebraic Topology: An...
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    Problem Intensive books on Probability

    Hi kamran60. These books have a good selection of (classical) problems: "An introduction to Probability Theory and Its Applications", Vol. I and Vol.II by William Feller.
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    Statistics vs probability

    Just a recommendation for Intervenient. If you are in your first probability class, just take a look to the book "An introduction to Probability Theory and Its Applications Vol.I, 3rd.Ed.", by William Feller. This book is a high level one, but if you read only the Introduction and Chapters I...
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    Transformation of two dimensional random var

    Hi dannee. The inequalities (0<y<1, 2y-x<2, 2y+x<2) define a region A in the (x,y)-plane. You can follow these steps, in order to graphically "visualize" the problem: 1) Draw the region A in the (x,y)-plane 2) Introduce the two dimensional transformation u=x , z=y-x 3) Obtain the...
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    Proof of variance for functions of variable

    Hi Georg. I don't know which is definition 4.1, but it doesn't matter. If you take definition 4.3 and apply it to the random variable Y=g(X), you'll get it.
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    Exactly 2 People have the same birthday

    Hi again ndrue. Your question is not a trivial one. So, let us proceed from the very beginning: Let r be the number of balls (people) to be distributed in n cells (n=365). First of all, let us focus ourselves in a prescribed cell, say cell i. If you call a success the event that cell i be...
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    Exactly 2 People have the same birthday

    Hi ndrue. In order to calculate the probability that at least 2 people share a birthday it is easier to calculate the probability of the complementary event, that is, the probability that no birthday coincidences at all. That is the same as distributing m balls in N cells and ask for the...
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    Proof of the formula for the probability in a region

    Hi Bijan. In your post #4, you got it yet !! The "divide and conquer approach" of your book is the fundamental theorem of calculus, a little hidden. It is useful to draw the rectangular area B, with its four corners (x_{1},y_{1}) , (x_{1},y_{2}) , (x_{2},y_{1}) and (x_{2},y_{2}), and try to...
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    Mathematics, Creativity, and Anxiety

    Hi, Dschumanji. You have the passion for maths. You have also the love for them. Your professor is encouraging you to take a concurrent degree in maths. Don't let you disturb yourself about AMC competitions. Go on, take this degree. You will enjoy maths (you have the ability for that) and you...
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    Proof of the formula for the probability in a region

    Hi Bijan. You may generalize expression (2) easily for the case of a random vector (X,Y). Just suppose B to be the rectangular region defined as B={(x,y):x_{1}<x\leqx_{2}, y_{1}<y\leqy_{2}}. From this how do you calculate P{(X,Y)\inB} ?
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