A Probability Course for the Actuaries A Preparation for Exam P/1
... by the Society of Actuaries. This examination tests a student’s knowledge of
the fundamental probability tools for quantitatively assessing risk. A thorough command of calculus is assumed.
More information about the exam can be found on the webpage of the Society of Actuaries www.soa.org.
Problems t ...
Sampling Statistics-Wayne A. Fuller(2009).
... official statistics. As the discipline has matured, analytic use of survey data
has increased inside and outside government. Also statistical models, such as
those for nonresponse and for small area estimation, are now considered part
of survey methodology. As a result, the overlap between survey sa ...
An Introduction to Stochastic Modeling, Third Edition
... asked, in effect, to model some described scenario. As in formulating a
model, the first step in the solution of a word problem is often a sentence
of the form "Let x = ...." A manual containing the solutions to the problems is available from the publisher.
A reasonable strategy on the part of the t ...
History of statistics
The History of statistics can be said to start around 1749 although, over time, there have been changes to the interpretation of the word statistics. In early times, the meaning was restricted to information about states. This was later extended to include all collections of information of all types, and later still it was extended to include the analysis and interpretation of such data. In modern terms, ""statistics"" means both sets of collected information, as in national accounts and temperature records, and analytical work which requires statistical inference.Statistical activities are often associated with models expressed using probabilities, and require probability theory for them to be put on a firm theoretical basis: see History of probability.A number of statistical concepts have had an important impact on a wide range of sciences. These include the design of experiments and approaches to statistical inference such as Bayesian inference, each of which can be considered to have their own sequence in the development of the ideas underlying modern statistics.