# A Modern Introduction to Probability and Statistics

## Understanding Why and How

F.M. Dekking, C. Kraaikamp, H.P. Lopuhaä, L.E. Meester

ISBN | 9781852338961 |

Publication Date | June 2005 |

Formats | Hardcover Paperback Ebook |

Publisher | Springer |

Many current texts in the area are just cookbooks and, as a result, students do not know why they perform the methods they are taught, or why the methods work. The strength of this book is that it readdresses these shortcomings; by using examples, often from real life and using real data, the authors show how the fundamentals of probabilistic and statistical theories arise intuitively.

*A Modern Introduction to Probability and Statistics* has numerous quick exercises to give direct feedback to students. In addition there are over 350 exercises, half of which have answers, of which half have full solutions. A website gives access to the data files used in the text, and, for instructors, the remaining solutions. The only pre-requisite is a first course in calculus; the text covers standard statistics and probability material, and develops beyond traditional parametric models to the Poisson process, and on to modern methods such as the bootstrap.