Struck by Lightning The Curious World of Probabilities
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Description: Human beings have long been both fascinated and appalled by randomness. On the one hand, we love the thrill of a surprise party, the unpredictability of a budding romance, or the freedom of not knowing what tomorrow will bring. But we also hate uncertainty's dark side. Terrorists attack, diseases strike, accidents happen, and we never know if we'll be that one in a million statistic.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: National Academies Press
Publication date: 4/28/2006
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
|Surrounded by Randomness: Probabilities Everywhere|
|What Are the Odds of That? Coincidence and Surprise|
|Laying Down the Law: Why Casinos Always Win|
|Dealing the Cards: Bridge, Poker, and Blackjack|
|Murder Most Foul: Measuring Trends|
|Utility Functions: How to Make Decisions|
|White Lab Coats: What Studies Do and Don't Show|
|Ain't Gonna Happen: Very Low Probabilities|
|Interlude: The Case of the Collapsing Casino|
|Fifty-one Percent to Forty-nine Percent: The True Meaning of Polls|
|Nineteen Times Out of Twenty: Margins of Error|
|Randomness to the Rescue: When Uncertainty Is Your Friend|
|Evolution, Genes, and Viruses: Randomness in Biology|
|That Wily Monty Hall: Finding Probabilities from Clues|
|Spam, Spam, Probability, and Spam: Blocking Unwanted E-mail|
|Ignorance, Chaos, and Quantum Mechanics: Causes of Randomness|
|Final Exam: Do You Have Probability Perspective?|
|About the Author|