Probability Theory

A Comprehensive Course

  • Achim Klenke

Part of the Universitext book series (UTX)

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About this book


This second edition of the popular textbook contains a comprehensive course in modern probability theory. Overall, probabilistic concepts play an increasingly important role in mathematics, physics, biology, financial engineering and computer science. They help us in understanding magnetism, amorphous media, genetic diversity and the perils of random developments at financial markets, and they guide us in constructing more efficient algorithms.
To address these concepts, the title covers a wide variety of topics, many of which are not usually found in introductory textbooks, such as:
• limit theorems for sums of random variables
• martingales
• percolation
• Markov chains and electrical networks
• construction of stochastic processes
• Poisson point process and infinite divisibility
• large deviation principles and statistical physics
• Brownian motion
• stochastic integral and stochastic differential equations.

The theory is developed rigorously and in a self-contained way, with the chapters on measure theory interlaced with the probabilistic chapters in order to display the power of the abstract concepts in probability theory. This second edition has been carefully extended and includes many new features. It contains updated figures (over 50), computer simulations and some difficult proofs have been made more accessible. A wealth of examples and more than 270 exercises as well as biographic details of key mathematicians support and enliven the presentation. It will be of use to students and researchers in mathematics and statistics in physics, computer science, economics and biology.


Brownian Motion Integration Theory Limit Theorems Markov Chains Martingales Measure Theory Percolation Poisson Point Process Statistical Physics Stochastic Differential Equations Stochastic Integral Stochastic Processes

Authors and affiliations

  • Achim Klenke
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  1. 1.Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz Institut für MathematikMainzGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-5360-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-5361-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-5939
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-6675
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