Probabilities: The Little Numbers That Rule Our Lives

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What are the chances?

Find out in this entertaining exploration ofprobabilities inour everyday lives

If there is anything you want to know, or remindyourself, about probabilities, then look no further than thiscomprehensive, yet wittily written and enjoyable, compendium of howto apply probability calculations in real-worldsituations. Keith Devlin, Stanford University, National PublicRadio s Math Guy and author of The Math Geneand The Math Instinct

A delightful guide to the sometimes counterintuitivediscipline of probability. Olofsson points out major ideas here,explains classic puzzles there, and everywhere makes free use ofwitty vignettes to instruct and amuse. John Allen Paulos, Temple University, author ofInnumeracy and A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

Beautifully written, with fascinating examples andtidbits of information. Olofsson gently and persuasively shows ushow to think clearly about the uncertainty that governs ourlives. John Haigh, University of Sussex, author of TakingChances: Winning with Probability

From probable improbabilities to regular irregularities,Probabilities: The Little Numbers That Rule Our Livesinvestigates the often-surprising effects of risk and chance in oureveryday lives. With examples ranging from WWII espionage to the O.J. Simpson trial, from bridge to blackjack, from Julius Caesar toJerry Seinfeld, the reader is taught how to think straight in aworld of randomness and uncertainty. Throughout the book, readers learn: * Why it is not that surprising for someone to win the lotterytwice * How a faulty probability calculation forced an innocent womanto spend three years in prison * How to place bets if you absolutely insist on gambling * How a newspaper turned an opinion poll into one of the greatestelection blunders in history

Educational, eloquent, and entertaining, Probabilities: TheLittle Numbers That Rule Our Lives is the ideal companion foranyone who wants to obtain a better understanding of themathematics of chance.

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Descrizione libro John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United States, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 1. Auflage. 231 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. What are the chances? Find out in this entertaining exploration ofprobabilities inour everyday lives If there is anything you want to know, or remindyourself, about probabilities, then look no further than thiscomprehensive, yet wittily written and enjoyable, compendium of howto apply probability calculations in real-worldsituations. Keith Devlin, Stanford University, National PublicRadio s Math Guy and author of The Math Geneand The Math Instinct A delightful guide to the sometimes counterintuitivediscipline of probability. Olofsson points out major ideas here,explains classic puzzles there, and everywhere makes free use ofwitty vignettes to instruct and amuse. John Allen Paulos, Temple University, author ofInnumeracy and A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper Beautifully written, with fascinating examples andtidbits of information. Olofsson gently and persuasively shows ushow to think clearly about the uncertainty that governs ourlives. John Haigh, University of Sussex, author of TakingChances: Winning with Probability From probable improbabilities to regular irregularities,Probabilities: The Little Numbers That Rule Our Livesinvestigates the often-surprising effects of risk and chance in oureveryday lives. With examples ranging from WWII espionage to the O.J. Simpson trial, from bridge to blackjack, from Julius Caesar toJerry Seinfeld, the reader is taught how to think straight in aworld of randomness and uncertainty. Throughout the book, readers learn: * Why it is not that surprising for someone to win the lotterytwice * How a faulty probability calculation forced an innocent womanto spend three years in prison * How to place bets if you absolutely insist on gambling * How a newspaper turned an opinion poll into one of the greatestelection blunders in history Educational, eloquent, and entertaining, Probabilities: TheLittle Numbers That Rule Our Lives is the ideal companion foranyone who wants to obtain a better understanding of themathematics of chance. Codice libro della libreria AAV9780470624456

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Descrizione libro John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United States, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 1. Auflage. 231 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.What are the chances? Find out in this entertaining exploration ofprobabilities inour everyday lives If there is anything you want to know, or remindyourself, about probabilities, then look no further than thiscomprehensive, yet wittily written and enjoyable, compendium of howto apply probability calculations in real-worldsituations. Keith Devlin, Stanford University, National PublicRadio s Math Guy and author of The Math Geneand The Math Instinct A delightful guide to the sometimes counterintuitivediscipline of probability. Olofsson points out major ideas here,explains classic puzzles there, and everywhere makes free use ofwitty vignettes to instruct and amuse. John Allen Paulos, Temple University, author ofInnumeracy and A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper Beautifully written, with fascinating examples andtidbits of information. Olofsson gently and persuasively shows ushow to think clearly about the uncertainty that governs ourlives. John Haigh, University of Sussex, author of TakingChances: Winning with Probability From probable improbabilities to regular irregularities,Probabilities: The Little Numbers That Rule Our Livesinvestigates the often-surprising effects of risk and chance in oureveryday lives. With examples ranging from WWII espionage to the O.J. Simpson trial, from bridge to blackjack, from Julius Caesar toJerry Seinfeld, the reader is taught how to think straight in aworld of randomness and uncertainty. Throughout the book, readers learn: * Why it is not that surprising for someone to win the lotterytwice * How a faulty probability calculation forced an innocent womanto spend three years in prison * How to place bets if you absolutely insist on gambling * How a newspaper turned an opinion poll into one of the greatestelection blunders in history Educational, eloquent, and entertaining, Probabilities: TheLittle Numbers That Rule Our Lives is the ideal companion foranyone who wants to obtain a better understanding of themathematics of chance. Codice libro della libreria AAV9780470624456

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