Introductory Probability Theory

A first Course in Probability Theory – Volume I

( 10 )
299 pages
This book covers the basic theory of probability in a simple yet easily comprehensible manner. It deals with the basic mathematical tools for the understanding of probability.
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Über den Autor

Professor Nicholas N. N. Nsowah–Nuamah, a full Professor of Statistics at the Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, is currently the President of Dominion University College in Ghana.

Until then, he was the President of Regent University Co...


  1. Set Theory 
    1. Introduction 
    2. Sets 
    3. Set Operations 
    4. Classes Of Sets 
    5. Laws Of Algebra Of Sets 
    6. Venn Diagrams 
  2. Counting principles 
    1. Introduction 
    2. Sampling with or without replacement 
    3. Addition and multiplication principles of counting 
    4. Permutations: ordered selection 
    5. Combinations: unordered selection 
    6. Binomial theorem 
    7. Multinomial theorem 
  3. Basic concepts in probability 
    1. Introduction 
    2. Experiments 
    3. Sample spaces 
    4. Events 
    5. Concept of probability 
  4. Basic probability laws and theorems 
    1. Introduction 
    2. Addition law of probability 
    3. Law of complementation 
    4. Inequality of probabilities 
    5. Conditional probability 
    6. Multiplication law of probability 
    7. Total probability law 
    8. Bayes’ theorem 
    9. Statistical independence 
  5. Random variables 
    1. Introduction 
    2. Concept of random variable 
    3. Probability distribution of random variable 
    4. Cumulative distribution function 
    5. Conditional probability of random variable 
  6. Numerical characteristics of random variables 
    1. Introduction 
    2. Measures of location 
    3. Mode 
    4. Median 
    5. Quantiles 
    6. Mathematical expectation 
    7. Variance 
  7. Moments and moment-generating functions 
    1. Introduction 
    2. Types of moments 
    3. Uses of moments 
    4. Moment-generating functions 

Introductory Probability Theory is volume one of the book entitles “A First Course in Probability Theory”. It is primarily intended for undergraduate students of Statistics and mathematics. It can, however, be used by students of Social Sciences and mathematics-related courses.

This volume covers the basic theory of probability in a simple yet easily comprehensible manner. It deals with the basic mathematical tools for the understanding of probability, such as, the set theory and the counting principles, the concept of probability, basic probability calculus, laws and theorems, the random variable, its probability distribution and numerical characterization. Determination of central and non-central location of distributions as well as their spread are extensively discussed. Moments and moment-generating functions have also been extensively covered. 

The book has a large number of motivating solved examples. It has a large number of exercises at the end of each chapter for students’ practice.

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7. August 2018