Probability theory: an analytic view. (English) Zbl 0925.60004

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. xvi, 512 p. (1993).
Publisher’s description: This revised edition of Daniel W. Stroocks classic text is suitable for a first -year graduate course on probability theory. It is intended for students with a good grasp of introductory, undergraduate probability and a reasonably sophisticated introduction to modern analysis who now want to learn what these two topics have to say about each other. By modern standards the topics treated here are classical and the techniques used far-ranging. No attempt has been made to present the subject as a monolithic structure resting on a few basic principles. The first part of the book deals with independent random variables, Central Limit phenomena, the general theory of weak convergence and several of its applications, as well as elements of both the Gaussian and Markovian theory of measures on function space. The introduction of conditional expectation values is postponed until the second part of the book where it is applied to the study of martingales. This section also explores the connection between martingales and various aspects of classical analysis and the connections between Wieners measure and classic al potential theory.


60-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to probability theory
60F05 Central limit and other weak theorems
60J45 Probabilistic potential theory
60G46 Martingales and classical analysis