AMS Chelsea Publishing 1962; 529 pp; hardcover Volume: 132 Reprint/Revision History: Reprinted 2005 ISBN10: 082183746X ISBN13: 9780821837467 List Price: US$65 Member Price: US$58.50 Order Code: CHEL/132.H
 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. Readership Undergraduates and graduate students interested in probability. Table of Contents  The concept of probability
 Sequences of independent trials
 Markov chains
 Random variables and distribution functions
 Numerical characteristics of random variables
 The law of large numbers
 Characteristic functions
 The classical limit theorem
 The theory of infinitely divisible distribution laws
 The theory of stochastic processes
 Elements of queueing theory
 Elements of statistics
 Tables
 Bibliography
 Index
 Answers to the exercises
