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Can someone recommend me a good Probability and Statistics textbook?

  1. Oct 31, 2014 #1
    I want to take an introductory course on Probability and Statistics but I want a good textbook that has lots of practice problems for this course. Please tell me the name of the textbook, author and edition.
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  3. Nov 2, 2014 #2


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    DeGroot, M.H. and Schervish, M.J.: Probability and Statistics (Boston: Addison-Wesley, 2012, 4th ed.)
  4. Nov 2, 2014 #3
    Thank you for the info, it was helpful.
  5. Nov 2, 2014 #4
    A First Course in Probabilty ,9th Edition by Sheldon Ross.
  6. Nov 2, 2014 #5
    Thank you for another good textbook, @drake !
  7. Nov 2, 2014 #6
    A Modern Introduction to Probability and Statistics: Understanding Why and How by Dekking, Kraaikamp, Lopuhaa and Meester. What I really like about it personally, is how focused it is on application, the practicality of statistics is shown in its full glory. I also find the quick exercises at the end of each section useful. They let you check if you understand the concept before trying to apply it to more difficult problems.
  8. Nov 3, 2014 #7
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