Acturial Study Materials

ASM Study Manual Program for Exam P with Instructional Videos

By: Weishaus

Edition: 6th Edition

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The 6th edition manual continues to provide Abe Weishaus's excellent instruction and now includes enhanced tools and features to optimize your studying experience. We made the best tools even better, just for you. 


About the Manual


The ASM for P manual offers comprehensive coverage of the syllabus for Exam P in its 35 lessons. Examples of the topics discussed are:

  • Basic properties of probability

  • Combinatorics

  • Conditional probability and Bayes’ Theorem

  • Random variables

  • Moments, percentiles, and modes

  • Joint distributions

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

  • Central limit theorem

  • Order statistics

  • Supplementary Topics such as Joint and Multivariate Continuous Random Variables, Covariance, Conditional Distribution of Two Continuous Variables, Bivariate Normal Distribution, Moment Generating Function, Probability Generating Function, and Transformations of Variables.


The manual contains over 600 pages with approximately 91 examples and 911 exercises, each with complete solutions. Additionally, it includes 6 practice exams featuring 180 original questions.





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About the Author


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, for CAMAR for 6 years, and for St. Johns University for 5 years. Abe is currently a professor at Columbia University, where he has been teaching for over 10 years. He has been an ASM author for over 20 years and publishes material for exams P, FAM, ALTAM, ASTAM, SRM, MAS-I, and MAS-II.

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