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ASM Study Manual for Exam P, 2nd Edition with StudyPlus+ (online study tools)

By: Weishaus

Edition:2nd Ed, Spring 2018

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ASM STUDY MANUAL FOR SOA P


The ASM for P manual offers comprehensive coverage of the syllabus for Exam P in its 30 lessons. Examples of the topics discussed are:



  • Basic properties of probability

  • Combinatorics

  • Conditional probability and Bayes’ Theorem

  • Probability Generating Functions

  • Random variables

  • Moments, percentiles, and modes

  • Joint distributions

  • Binomial, negative binomial, Poisson, exponential, and normal distributions

  • Central limit theorem

  • Order statistics

  • Moment generating functions

  • Transformations of random variables


The manual has over 500 pages with about 83 examples and 597exercises. Of these exercises, 151are original; the others are taken from old exams or are SOA sample questions. All exercises have complete solutions. In addition, the manual has 6 practice exams consisting of 30 original questions. 


NEW FOR SPRING 2018:  Added new lesson on Probability Generating Functions. Includes corrections to all known errata. 


Author biography:


Abraham Weishaus Ph.D., FSA, CFA, MAAA
Abraham was formerly a financial reporting actuary for Guardian Life Insurance Company. He served on the SOA's Education and Examination Committee for 11 years. He also taught exam preparation courses for the Actuarial Society of Greater New York (ASNY) for 15 years and for CAMAR for 6 years. Abe is currently a professor at Columbia University and teaches exam preparation courses at St. Johns University. He has been an ASM author for over 16 years and publishes material for exams P, CAS S, MFE, MLC and C.


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