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A Brief Introduction


160 Pages, 6.75 x 9.5

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF

Trade Paper, $31.95 (CA $42.95) (US $31.95)

Publication Date: September 2017

ISBN 9788885486096

Rights: WOR X IT

EGEA Spa - Bocconi University Press (Sep 2017)
Bocconi University Press

Price: $31.95


Today probability turns out to be one of the most pervasive mathematical topics. It actually affects a number of quite different fields, proving particularly relevant to courses ranging from Statistics to Economics, from Finance to Management Science. Recently it has even found significant applications in some sectors of Law. This book contains a short presentation of the most basic aspects of probability theory. As a result, it should come in handy and help students grasp the main concepts of the discipline as well as acquire a basic probabilistic vocabulary, thus capturing at least the flavor of possible relevant applications. The book includes a sketch of von Neumann-Morgenstern utility theory, which is useful per se as well as being an enlightening bridge between probability and decision theories. The book also provides a substantial set of exercises with solutions.

Author Biography

Erio Castagnoli is Contract Professor Senior of Mathematics at Bocconi University, Milan. His research interests focus on Optimization, Decision Theory, and Mathematical Finance. Margherita Cigola is Associate Professor of Mathematics at Bocconi University, Milan. Her research topics mainly concern Optimization and Mathematical Modelling for Decisions and Management. Lorenzo Peccati is Senior Full Professor of Mathematics at Bocconi University, Milan. Until 2014 he was Editor of the European Journal of Operational Research.

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