View Full Version : Good Textbook(s) to pre-study for P/FM???

July 18th 2008, 08:21 AM
I'm pondering a career change and have been out of college for years. I took Statistics/Probability in College and a Business Oriented Calculus. So I'm pretty weak in the required math. I'm a very good self studier. I'd like to hear if anyone has a reccomendation for a well written Calculus and Probability/Stat Textbook to self study for a couple months before I start officially studying for exam P. Thanks for your help!

August 12th 2008, 10:47 PM
I used the book Mathematical Statistics by John Freund for exam P and in undergrad prob+stats class. It's fast and leaves a good amount of proofs to be done if you really want to dig in. The first half is focused on all the material for exam P, minus the applied insurance stuff. It's clearly written and would be a pretty solid foundation to get back into a groove.

August 22nd 2008, 06:42 PM
For P, I recommend ASM and ACTEX. Use ACTEX first, go through the book, then use ASM. ASM is much harder than required, so it prepares more than enough. GL