A Basic Course in Measure and Probability : Theory for Applications
Originating from the authors' own graduate course at the University of North Carolina, this material has been thoroughly tried and tested over many years, making the book perfect for a two-term course or for self-study. It provides a concise introduction that covers all of the measure theory and probability most useful for statisticians, including Lebesgue integration, limit theorems in probability, martingales, and some theory of stochastic processes. Readers can test their understanding of the material through the 300 exercises provided. The book is especially useful for graduate students in statistics and related fields of application (biostatistics, econometrics, finance, meteorology, machine learning, and so on) who want to shore up their mathematical foundation. The authors establish common ground for students of varied interests which will serve as a firm 'take-off point' for them as they specialize in areas that exploit mathematical machinery.
- Electronic book text
- 05 Jun 2014
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- 15 b/w illus. 300 exercises
Table of contents
Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Point sets and certain classes of sets; 2. Measures: general properties and extension; 3. Measurable functions and transformations; 4. The integral; 5. Absolute continuity and related topics; 6. Convergence of measurable functions, Lp-spaces; 7. Product spaces; 8. Integrating complex functions, Fourier theory and related topics; 9. Foundations of probability; 10. Independence; 11. Convergence and related topics; 12. Characteristic functions and central limit theorems; 13. Conditioning; 14. Martingales; 15. Basic structure of stochastic processes; References; Index.