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Chance rules : an informal guide to probability, risk and statistics

Autor: Brian Everitt
Editora: New York : Springer, ©2008.
Edição/Formato   Print book : Inglês : 2nd edVer todas as edições e formatos
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"Chance continues to govern our lives in the 21st Century. From the genes we inherit and the environment into which we are born, to the lottery ticket we buy at the local store, much of life is a gamble. In business, education, travel, health, and marriage, we take chances in the hope of obtaining something better. Chance colors our lives with uncertainty, and so it is important to examine it and try to understand  Ler mais...
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Tipo de Material: Recurso Internet
Tipo de Documento: Livro, Recurso Internet
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Brian Everitt
ISBN: 9780387781297 0387781293
Número OCLC: 222154487
Notas: Previous ed.: 1999.
Descrição: xvi, 209 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Conteúdos: A brief history of chance --
What are the chances? Assigning probabilities --
Choice and chance; permutations and combinations --
Tossing coins and having babies --
Rolling dice --
Gambling for fun: lotteries and football pools --
Serious gambling: roulette, cards and horse racing --
Balls, birthdays and coincidences --
Conditional probability and the Reverend Thomas Bayes --
Puzzling probabilities --
Taking risks --
Statistics, statisticians and medicine --
Alternative therapies --
Panaceas or placebos? --
What does the future hold? --
Chance, chaos and chromosomes.
Responsabilidade: Brian Everitt.
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The new edition tells the story of chance through history. Read about the early gamblers who believed the fall of the dice was controlled by the gods, and modern geneticists and quantum theory  Ler mais...

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