Can Mathematics be brought close to student's heart and mind?Can it taught and presented in a way it is made approachable?It is possible if and only if the teacher or author has that vision while creating/writing the book.One such great attempt is by Dimitry Bertsekas in coming up with "TEN Simple Rules of Mathematical Writing" 1. Organize in segments2. Write segments linearly3. Consider a hierarchical development4. Use consistent notation and nomenclature5. State results consistently6. Don't underexplain - don't overexplain7. Tell them what you'll tell them8. Use suggestive references9. Consider examples and counterexamples10. Use visualization when possiblehttp://www.mit.edu/peois ple/dimitrib/Ten_Rules.html
One of the text that follows the above rules is the following Introduction to Probability, 2nd Editionby Dimitri P. Bertsekas and John N. Tsitsiklis
One who want to get a taste of this may have a look at the MIT Open Course Ware(OCW) Video Lectures. The link is given belowhttp://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-041-probabilistic-systems-analysis-and-applied-probability-fall-2010/video-lectures/
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Good morning Sir, I fully agree with you, the way the whole lecture was setup, context was absolutely clear.Way of explanation about Probablity is really good (MIT), still being such complex topic.I want go back and understand it once again:) Keep publishing!!!