Author: Joseph Mazur
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465040004
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This is the question we ask ourselves when we encounter the strangest and most seemingly impossible coincidences, like the woman who won the lottery four times or the fact that Lincoln's dreams foreshadowed his own assassination.


Author: Joseph Mazur
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780749015
Size: 15.72 MB
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Fluke is a fascinating investigation into the true nature of chance, a must-read for maths enthusiasts and avid storytellers alike, it tears down the veil of improbability to reveal the wonderfully possible.

What S Luck Got To Do With It

Author: Joseph Mazur
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400834457
Size: 14.70 MB
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Ten Great Ideas About Chance

Author: Persi Diaconis
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140088828X
Size: 58.21 MB
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This book tells the story of ten great ideas about chance and the thinkers who developed them, tracing the philosophical implications of these ideas as well as their mathematical impact.

Coincidences Chaos And All That Math Jazz

Author: Edward B. Burger
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393329315
Size: 32.94 MB
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An irreverent and accessible explanation of challenging puzzles within the world of mathematics considers such topics as the link between a pineapple's spirals and the famous Fibonacci numbers, the shape of the universe as reflected by a ...

Curve Ball

Author: Jim Albert
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387215123
Size: 19.47 MB
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There is a fascination among baseball fans and the media to collect data on every imaginable event during a baseball game and this book addresses a number of questions that are of interest to many baseball fans.

Truth Or Truthiness

Author: Howard Wainer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107130573
Size: 16.29 MB
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Escaping the clutches of truthiness begins with one simple question: 'what is the evidence?' Howard Wainer shows how the sceptical mindset of a data scientist can expose truthiness, nonsense, and outright deception.

The Improbability Principle

Author: David J. Hand
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374175349
Size: 55.48 MB
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A well-known statistician presents his theory that extraordinary and rare events are actually commonplace and cites stories of two-time lottery winners and other bizarre coincidences to support his theory that unlikely events statistically ...

The Broken Dice And Other Mathematical Tales Of Chance

Author: Ivar Ekeland
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226199924
Size: 59.46 MB
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What are all of these concepts good for? . . . Ah, but, I mustn't give the game away, any more than I should if I were reviewing a detective novel. And this is just as gripping a tale. . . . Beg, borrow, or preferably buy a copy. . .

The Perfect Bet

Author: Adam Kucharski
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 178283205X
Size: 59.67 MB
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The Perfect Bet looks beyond probability and statistics to examine how wagers have inspired a plethora of new disciplines - spanning chaos theory, machine learning and game theory - which are not just revolutionising gambling, but changing ...