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Probabilities : the little numbers that rule our lives

Author: Peter Olofsson
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience, ©2007.
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What are the chances?. Find out in this entertaining exploration of probabilities in our everyday lives. ''If there is anything you want to know, or remind yourself, about probabilities, then look no further than this comprehensive, yet wittily written and enjoyable, compendium of how to apply probability calculations in real-world situations.
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Olofsson, Peter, 1963-
Probabilities.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience, ©2007
(DLC) 2006049848
(OCoLC)70292172
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Olofsson
ISBN: 9780470099780 047009978X 9780470099797 0470099798 9780470040010 0470040017 128072174X 9781280721748
OCLC Number: 78515299
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 267 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface; Contents; 1 Computing Probabilities: Right Ways and Wrong Ways; 2 Surprising Probabilities: When Intuition Struggles; 3 Tiny Probabilities: Why Are They So Hard to Escape?; 4 Backward Probabilities: The Reverend Bayes to Our Rescue; 5 Beyond Probabilities: What to Expect; 6 Inevitable Probabilities: Two Fascinating Mathematical Results; 7 Gambling Probabilities: Why Donald Trump Is Richer than You; 8 Guessing Probabilities: Enter the Statisticians; 9 Faking Probabilities: Computer Simulation; Index.
Responsibility: Peter Olofsson.

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What are the chances?. Find out in this entertaining exploration of probabilities in our everyday lives. ''If there is anything you want to know, or remind yourself, about probabilities, then look no further than this comprehensive, yet wittily written and enjoyable, compendium of how to apply probability calculations in real-world situations.

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