Elements of Distribution Theory

Author: Thomas A. Severini
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139446118
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This detailed introduction to distribution theory uses no measure theory, making it suitable for students in statistics and econometrics as well as for researchers who use statistical methods. Good backgrounds in calculus and linear algebra are important and a course in elementary mathematical analysis is useful, but not required. An appendix gives a detailed summary of the mathematical definitions and results that are used in the book. Topics covered range from the basic distribution and density functions, expectation, conditioning, characteristic functions, cumulants, convergence in distribution and the central limit theorem to more advanced concepts such as exchangeability, models with a group structure, asymptotic approximations to integrals, orthogonal polynomials and saddlepoint approximations. The emphasis is on topics useful in understanding statistical methodology; thus, parametric statistical models and the distribution theory associated with the normal distribution are covered comprehensively.


Author: C. R. Heathcote
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486153401
Format: PDF
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DIVText deals with basic notions of probablity spaces, random variables, distribution and generating functions, joint distributions and the convergence properties of sequences of random variables. Over 250 exercises with solutions. /div

Distribution Theory and Applications

Author: Abdellah El Kinani
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814304921
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The general frame for the resolution of PDEs is the theory of kernels ù the first elements of which are sufficient to show the practicality of distribution theory in applications. --

The Theory of Probability and the Elements of Statistics

Author: Boris Vladimirovich Gnedenko
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780821837467
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This classic book is intended to be the first introduction to probability and statistics written with an emphasis on the analytic approach to the problems discussed. Topics include the axiomatic setup of probability theory, polynomial distribution, finite Markov chains, distribution functions and convolution, the laws of large numbers (weak and strong), characteristic functions, the central limit theorem, infinitely divisible distributions, and Markov processes. Written in a clear and concise style, this book by Gnedenko can serve as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in probability.


Author: Hosam M. Mahmoud
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111803113X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A cutting-edge look at the emerging distributional theory of sorting Research on distributions associated with sorting algorithms has grown dramatically over the last few decades, spawning many exact and limiting distributions of complexity measures for many sorting algorithms. Yet much of this information has been scattered in disparate and highly specialized sources throughout the literature. In Sorting: A Distribution Theory, leading authority Hosam Mahmoud compiles, consolidates, and clarifies the large volume of available research, providing a much-needed, comprehensive treatment of the entire emerging distributional theory of sorting. Mahmoud carefully constructs a logical framework for the analysis of all standard sorting algorithms, focusing on the development of the probability distributions associated with the algorithms, as well as other issues in probability theory such as measures of concentration and rates of convergence. With an emphasis on narrative rather than technical explanations, this exceptionally well-written book makes new results easily accessible to a broad spectrum of readers, including computer professionals, scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Sorting: A Distribution Theory: * Contains introductory material on complete and partial sorting * Explains insertion sort, quick sort, and merge sort, among other methods * Offers verbal descriptions of the mechanics of the algorithms as well as the necessary code * Illustrates the distribution theory of sorting using a broad array of both classical and modern techniques * Features a variety of end-of-chapter exercises

Elements of Probability Theory

Author: L. Z. Rumshiskii
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483136000
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Elements of Probability Theory focuses on the basic ideas and methods of the theory of probability. The book first discusses events and probabilities, including the classical meaning of probability, fundamental properties of probabilities, and the primary rule for the multiplication of probabilities. The text also touches on random variables and probability distributions. Topics include discrete and random variables; functions of random variables; and binomial distributions. The selection also discusses the numerical characteristics of probability distributions; limit theorems and estimates of the mean; and the law of large numbers. The text also describes linear correlation, including conditional expectations and their properties, coefficient of correlation, and best linear approximation to the regression function. The book presents tables that show the values of the normal probability integral, Poisson distribution, and values of the normal probability density. The text is a good source of data for readers and students interested in probability theory.

A Course in Distribution Theory and Applications

Author: R. S. Pathak
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849309816
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Based on a series of lectures given to post-graduate students, this largely self-contained book makes distribution theory attainable to not only mathematics students, but also to those studying physics and engineering. It defines distributions using convergence concepts. Topics covered include Schwartz distributions, distributional derivatives, distributions of compact support, certain boundary value problems, and topological vector space theory.

Distribution Theory and Transform Analysis

Author: A.H. Zemanian
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486151948
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Distribution theory, a relatively recent mathematical approach to classical Fourier analysis, not only opened up new areas of research but also helped promote the development of such mathematical disciplines as ordinary and partial differential equations, operational calculus, transformation theory, and functional analysis. This text was one of the first to give a clear explanation of distribution theory; it combines the theory effectively with extensive practical applications to science and engineering problems. Based on a graduate course given at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, this book has two objectives: to provide a comparatively elementary introduction to distribution theory and to describe the generalized Fourier and Laplace transformations and their applications to integrodifferential equations, difference equations, and passive systems. After an introductory chapter defining distributions and the operations that apply to them, Chapter 2 considers the calculus of distributions, especially limits, differentiation, integrations, and the interchange of limiting processes. Some deeper properties of distributions, such as their local character as derivatives of continuous functions, are given in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 introduces the distributions of slow growth, which arise naturally in the generalization of the Fourier transformation. Chapters 5 and 6 cover the convolution process and its use in representing differential and difference equations. The distributional Fourier and Laplace transformations are developed in Chapters 7 and 8, and the latter transformation is applied in Chapter 9 to obtain an operational calculus for the solution of differential and difference equations of the initial-condition type. Some of the previous theory is applied in Chapter 10 to a discussion of the fundamental properties of certain physical systems, while Chapter 11 ends the book with a consideration of periodic distributions. Suitable for a graduate course for engineering and science students or for a senior-level undergraduate course for mathematics majors, this book presumes a knowledge of advanced calculus and the standard theorems on the interchange of limit processes. A broad spectrum of problems has been included to satisfy the diverse needs of various types of students.

Introduction to the Theory of Distributions

Author: J Campos Ferreira
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780582311442
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A topic of major importance to engineers and physicists, the theory of distributions remains a difficult subject for the non-mathematician. This version of the theory presents a more natural approach.