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# Probability Theory?

Discussion in 'Educational Resources' started by simonee, Dec 4, 2005.

1. ### simonee

Hello
Can anyone advice me for a good book if I want to learn PROBABILITY THEORY?
I really need a basic education book because I have never been good at mathematics, I mean... I really suck at this, so please I donât need a university book that I donât now how to readâ¦only a basic book to start with.

Thanks
Simon

2. ### nazzdack

Go to the nearest public library and see what they have on the shelves.

3. ### TrendBert

Chance by Amir D. Aczel. Very simple, but a nice starter and it will point you to other, more advanced books on the topic. Chance is published by Thunder's Mouth Press.

Good read!

4. ### nicholaf

try the schaum's outlines. they are good

5. ### simonee

Thanks!

I found this book..
Understanding Probability: Chance Rules in Everyday Life,with H. C. Tijms.

6. ### hypostomus

I think what you want to understand in a trading context is STATISTICS and statistical inference. To calculate a priori probability you need to know the selection rules for a physical system, which, alas, we are not gifted with in trading. However, one of the first things you undoubtedly will learn is "tests" of the probability that a particular statistical result is not the result of pure chance. A dirty little secret about trading inference is that in fact you need to know the probability that THAT probability is not due to chance, hahahaha!

7. ### science_trader

Go and look for tutorials on the net... You'll spare a lot of money

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