Just posting a question:

has anyone read this book?

I would like to hear your opinions.

Thank you.

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- Nov 23rd 2007, 06:38 AMchopetWilliam Feller Textbook:Introduction to Probability
Just posting a question:

has anyone read this book?

I would like to hear your opinions.

Thank you. - Nov 23rd 2007, 06:53 AMCaptainBlack
- Nov 23rd 2007, 06:58 AMgalactus
May I recommend a two very nice books on probability?.

Introduction to Probability and Intermediate Probability.

They're put out by Art of Problem Solving. Very good books.

They also have an Intro to Number Theory, and soon, Intermediate Number Theory. - Nov 23rd 2007, 07:10 AMchopet
Thanks. Will check them out.

Actually I am looking for a book that will ease me into Stochastic Calculus, seeing how it is so unintuitive. I hope to get a well written book for beginners.

Looked through Feller. The book is unfortunately, without diagrams, and often I get lost by the notations. I am progressing painstakingly slow on the chapter on Random Walks. - Nov 23rd 2007, 07:49 AMgalactus
See this link:

Art of Problem Solving Textbooks - Nov 23rd 2007, 08:38 AMThePerfectHacker
Galactus I am sure those books are really good (and one can learn a lot) but they are more Problem Solving books, I imagine the poster wants something that will be more advanced (as in closer to college level). The probability book I am using this semester is

__Probability: A First Course__. Despite its name it is sufficiently advacned and requires the reader to know Calculus III. - Nov 23rd 2007, 09:04 AMchopet
Amazon.com: A First Course in Probability (6th Edition): Books: Sheldon Ross

You mean this book? - Nov 23rd 2007, 09:50 AMThePerfectHacker
Almost, I mean

Amazon.com: First Course in Probability, A (7th Edition): Books: Sheldon Ross

That is the book I am using at college in my probability course. It gets bad ratings (3 stars) probably because it has a name "A first course" and people who buy this book are not necessary mathematicians and therefore find it too hard. But if you know enough math it is really not as bad as people think of it. It has so many examples and excercises. I never seen a book with so many examples and excercises before. - Nov 23rd 2007, 10:41 AMPlato
Ross’s books are first class and up-to-date, after all Ross is at Berkley.

His book**Probability Models**is on a higher (graduate) level.

There is a wonderful text free and down-loadable written by Lauie Snell at Dartmouth.

Very readable, @Chance Welcome Page

http://math.dartmouth.edu/~prob/prob/prob.pdf