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

Author: Brian Everitt
Publisher: New York ; London : Springer, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Everitt, Brian.
Chance rules.
New York ; London : Springer, 2008
(DLC) 2008931104
(OCoLC)222154487
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Everitt
ISBN: 9780387774152 0387774157
OCLC Number: 429910507
Notes: Previous edition: 1999.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 209 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Brian Everitt.

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