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  1. #1 A very simple question 
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    Ok, here is the thing, why is probability not considered as pure mathematics??


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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinsbergrelatz
    Ok, here is the thing, why is probability not considered as pure mathematics??
    It is. P{robability is a branch of the general theory of measure and integration. See for instance Loeve's book Probability Theory.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DrRocket
    Quote Originally Posted by Heinsbergrelatz
    Ok, here is the thing, why is probability not considered as pure mathematics??
    It is. P{robability is a branch of the general theory of measure and integration. See for instance Loeve's book Probability Theory.
    Ooo ok i see, yea with all the theoretical part when handling the normal distribution, poisson distribution is pretty theoretical indeed. But i had just doubts simply cause in my mathematics exam its like divided in to Pure mathematics, mechanics, and probability so i was like wth...
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    Yeah, that's how my exams work too (A-Level)- core maths (pure), decision maths, mechanics and probability and statistics. I guess they just do this for convenience so that the core maths exams aren't huge...
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