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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.
     
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