PROBABILITY EXAMPLES

John G. Truxal

SUNY at Stony Brook

The use of probability is important in a wide variety of problems: e.g.,
assessment of the quality of a manufacturing operation, evaluation of
the risk associated with a technological change, or determination of the
best decisions when options are available.

In this monograph, the author has collected a number of examples and
added mini-case studies which have proved successful in the college
classroom. The text presumes no previous knowledge of probability or
advanced mathematics. These examples are dividcd into two broad
categories:

(1) Probability -- basic concepts and simple examples illustrating these
ideas

(2) Decision Problems -- where the probabilistic concepts are applied to
realistic situations.

This volume includes several examples from epidemiology
and other examples of social interest. All of the mathematics is
probability in an applied setting.