*Stephen J. Blundell and Katherine M. Blundell*

- Published in print:
- 2009
- Published Online:
- February 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780199562091
- eISBN:
- 9780191718236
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562091.003.0003
- Subject:
- Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter defines some basic concepts in probability theory. It begins by stating that the probability of occurrence of a particular event, taken from a finite set of possible events, is zero if ...
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This chapter defines some basic concepts in probability theory. It begins by stating that the probability of occurrence of a particular event, taken from a finite set of possible events, is zero if that event is impossible, is one if that event is certain, and takes a value somewhere in between zero and one if that event is possible but not certain. It considers two different types of probability distribution: discrete and continuous. Variance, linear transformation, independent variables, and binomial distribution are also discussed.Less

This chapter defines some basic concepts in probability theory. It begins by stating that the probability of occurrence of a particular event, taken from a finite set of possible events, is zero if that event is impossible, is one if that event is certain, and takes a value somewhere in between zero and one if that event is possible but not certain. It considers two different types of probability distribution: discrete and continuous. Variance, linear transformation, independent variables, and binomial distribution are also discussed.

*Geoffrey Grimmett and Colin McDiarmid (eds)*

- Published in print:
- 2007
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198571278
- eISBN:
- 9780191718885
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198571278.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

Professor Dominic Welsh has made significant contributions to the fields of combinatorics and discrete probability, including matroids, complexity, and percolation. He has taught, influenced, and ...
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Professor Dominic Welsh has made significant contributions to the fields of combinatorics and discrete probability, including matroids, complexity, and percolation. He has taught, influenced, and inspired generations of students and researchers in mathematics. This book summarizes and reviews the consistent themes from his work through a series of articles written by renowned experts. These articles, presented as chapters, contain original research work, set in a broader context by the inclusion of review material.Less

Professor Dominic Welsh has made significant contributions to the fields of combinatorics and discrete probability, including matroids, complexity, and percolation. He has taught, influenced, and inspired generations of students and researchers in mathematics. This book summarizes and reviews the consistent themes from his work through a series of articles written by renowned experts. These articles, presented as chapters, contain original research work, set in a broader context by the inclusion of review material.