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Diaconis, Persi

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Works: 260 works in 573 publications in 3 languages and 4,748 library holdings
Genres: History  Puzzles and games  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Autobiographies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, Other, Editor, Author of introduction, htt
Classifications: GV1549, 519.2
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Most widely held works about Persi Diaconis
 
Most widely held works by Persi Diaconis
Magical mathematics : the mathematical ideas that animate great magic tricks by Persi Diaconis( )

28 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Magical Mathematics reveals the secrets of amazing, fun-to-perform card tricks--and the profound mathematical ideas behind them--that will astound even the most accomplished magician. Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham provide easy, step-by-step instructions for each trick, explaining how to set up the effect and offering tips on what to say and do while performing it. Each card trick introduces a new mathematical idea, and varying the tricks in turn takes readers to the very threshold of today's mathematical knowledge. For example, the Gilbreath principle--a fantastic effect where the cards remain in control despite being shuffled--is found to share an intimate connection with the Mandelbrot set. Other card tricks link to the mathematical secrets of combinatorics, graph theory, number theory, topology, the Riemann hypothesis, and even Fermat's last theorem. Diaconis and Graham are mathematicians as well as skilled performers with decades of professional experience between them. In this book they share a wealth of conjuring lore, including some closely guarded secrets of legendary magicians. Magical Mathematics covers the mathematics of juggling and shows how the I Ching connects to the history of probability and magic tricks both old and new. It tells the stories--and reveals the best tricks--of the eccentric and brilliant inventors of mathematical magic. Magical Mathematics exposes old gambling secrets through the mathematics of shuffling cards, explains the classic street-gambling scam of three-card monte, traces the history of mathematical magic back to the thirteenth century and the oldest mathematical trick--and much more"--
Ten great ideas about chance by Persi Diaconis( Book )

18 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, gamblers and mathematicians transformed the idea of chance from a mystery into the discipline of probability, setting the stage for a series of breakthroughs that enabled or transformed innumerable fields, from gambling, mathematics, statistics, economics, and finance to physics and computer science. 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. Persi Diaconis and Brian Skyrms begin with Gerolamo Cardano, a sixteenth-century physician, mathematician, and professional gambler who helped develop the idea that chance actually can be measured. They describe how later thinkers showed how the judgment of chance also can be measured, how frequency is related to chance, and how chance, judgment, and frequency could be unified. Diaconis and Skyrms explain how Thomas Bayes laid the foundation of modern statistics, and they explore David Hume's problem of induction, Andrey Kolmogorov's general mathematical framework for probability, the application of computability to chance, and why chance is essential to modern physics. A final idea--that we are psychologically predisposed to error when judging chance--is taken up through the work of Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. Complete with a brief probability refresher, Ten Great Ideas about Chance is certain to be a hit with anyone who wants to understand the secrets of probability and how they were discovered."--Jacket
Ecole d'été de probabilités de Saint-Flour XV-XVII, 1985-87 by 1985 - 17, 1987, Saint-Flour) Ecole d'Eté de Probabilités (15( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and French and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains detailed, worked-out notes of six main courses given at the Saint-Flour Summer Schools from 1985 to 1987
Decision space : multidimensional utility analysis by Paul Weirich( )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Group representations in probability and statistics by Persi Diaconis( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This e-book is the product of Project Euclid and its mission to advance scholarly communication in the field of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics. Project Euclid was developed and deployed by the Cornell University Library and is jointly managed by Cornell and the Duke University Press
Stein's method : expository lectures and applications( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This e-book is the product of Project Euclid and its mission to advance scholarly communication in the field of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics. Project Euclid was developed and deployed by the Cornell University Library and is jointly managed by Cornell and the Duke University Press
Discrete probability and algorithms by D. J Aldous( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discrete probability theory and the theory of algorithms have become close partners over the last ten years, though the roots of this partnership go back much longer. The papers in this volume address the latest developments in this active field. They are from the IMA Workshops "Probability and Algorithms" and "The Finite Markov Chain Renaissance." They represent the current thinking of many of the world's leading experts in the field. Researchers and graduate students in probability, computer science, combinatorics, and optimization theory will all be interested in this collection of articles. The techniques developed and surveyed in this volume are still undergoing rapid development, and many of the articles of the collection offer an expositionally pleasant entree into a research area of growing importance
Probabilistic combinatorics and its applications by Béla Bollobás( )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Group representations in probability and statistics by Persi Diaconis( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

École d'Été de Probabilités de Saint-Flour XV-XVII, 1985-87( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting probability : controversies and developments in the early twentieth century by David Howie( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The term probability can be used in two main senses. In the frequency interpretation it is a limiting ratio in a sequence of repeatable events. In the Bayesian view, probability is a mental construct representing uncertainty. This book is about these two types of probability and investigates how, despite being adopted by scientists and statisticians in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Bayesianism was discredited as a theory of scientific inference during the 1920s and 1930s. Through the examination of a dispute between two British scientists, the author argues that a choice between the two interpretations is not forced by pure logic or the mathematics of the situation, but depends on the experiences and aims of the individuals involved. The book should be of interest to students and scientists interested in statistics and probability theories and to general readers with an interest in the history, sociology and philosophy of science
Ecole d'Eté de Probabilités de Saint-Flour by Ecole d'été de probabilités de Saint-Flour( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undiluted hocus-pocus : the autobiography of Martin Gardner by Martin Gardner( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late "Scientific American" columnist who published books on topics ranging from magic and math to philosophy and religion chronicles his life, from his childhood to his service in the Navy to his varied professional pursuits
The analysis of sequential experiments with feedback to subjects by Persi Diaconis( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A problem arising in taste testing, medical, and parapsychology experiments can be modeled as follows. A deck of n cards contains c(i) cards labeled i, 1 <or = i <or = r. A subject guesses at the cards sequentially. After each guess the subject is told the card just guessed (or at least if the guess was correct or not). We determine the optimal and worst case strategies for subjects and the distribution of the number of correct guesses under these strategies. We show how to use skill scoring to evaluate such experiments in a way which (asymptotically) does not depend on the subject's strategy
Revelations by Dai Vernon( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Algebraic algorithms for sampling from conditional distributions by Bernd Sturmfels( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: "We construct Markov chain algorithms for sampling from discrete exponential families conditional on a sufficient statistic. Examples include generating tables with fixed row and column sums and higher dimensional analogs. The algorithms involve finding bases for associated polynomial ideals and so an excursion into computational algebraic geometry."
Updating subjective probability by Persi Diaconis( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper discusses some of the mathematical properties of Jeffrey's rule for revising a probability P to a new probability P*, connecting it with sufficient partitions, and maximum entropy updating of contingency tables. The main results concern simultaneous revision on two partitions
A Note on Non-Linear Functions of Linear Combinations by Stanford University( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Projection pursuit algorithms approximate a function of p variables by a sum of non-linear functions of linear combinations. We develop some approximation theory, give a necessary and sufficient condition for equality in (1), and discuss non-uniqueness of the representation. (Author)
Cambridge Studies in Probability, Induction and Decision Theory by Robert C Koons( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecole d'été de probabilités de Saint_Flour 25.-27., 1985-87( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Magical mathematics : the mathematical ideas that animate great magic tricks
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Ecole d'été de probabilités de Saint-Flour XV-XVII, 1985-87Decision space : multidimensional utility analysisStein's method : expository lectures and applicationsInterpreting probability : controversies and developments in the early twentieth centuryEcole d'Eté de Probabilités de Saint-FlourEcole d'été de probabilités de Saint_Flour 25.-27., 1985-87
Alternative Names
Diaconis, P.

Diaconis, P. 1945-

Diaconis, P. (Persi)

Diaconis, P. (Persi), 1945-

Diaconis, Persi W.

Diaconis Persi Warren

Diaconis, Persi Warren 1945-

Persi Diaconis American mathematician

Persi Diaconis Amerikaans wiskundige

Persi Diaconis matemàtic estatunidenc

Persi Diaconis matematician american

Persi Diaconis matemático estadounidense

Persi Diaconis matematico statunitense

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Persi Diaconis US-amerikanischer Mathematiker

Персі Діаконіс

ダイアコニス

ペルシ・ダイアコニス

佩尔西·戴康尼斯

Languages
English (133)

French (8)

German (1)