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Prob/Stats Probability Books for beginner?

  1. Mar 5, 2015 #1
    Hello all, I have recently become very interested in Probability Theory, but I have NO real experience in it thus far. I am currently reading YA Rozanov's Probability Theory: A Concise Course, and I love it; it is a very well written book, and though I do have difficulty understanding some of it it is a nice challenge and I enjoy it even though I often have to reread the same part several times to understand it.

    So what would be some good books/textbooks for basic, introductory probability theory? Thanks for any and all responses!
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  3. Mar 5, 2015 #2
    I haven't had the chance to read this one yet, but it looks interesting and is getting good reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Introduction...F8&qid=1425607227&sr=8-8&keywords=probability

    https://www.amazon.com/Introduction...1425608487&sr=8-1&keywords=feller+probability is a more traditional, intuitive, introductory text, but it is very expensive to buy new

    https://www.amazon.com/Lady-Luck-Th...8&qid=1425608370&sr=8-10&keywords=probability is an inexpensive Dover title that is more accessible for beginners than Rozanov's book

    I hope this helps,
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  4. Mar 5, 2015 #3
    That does help, thanks a lot!
  5. Mar 6, 2015 #4
    I recommend the following site: http://www.math.uah.edu/stat/index.html It has a lot of elementary and advanced results with many examples and explanations. The best thing are the interactive applets that you get to study!
  6. Mar 6, 2015 #5
    That website looks super good, thanks
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