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Author: Deborah J Bennett
Publisher: Cambridge, MA ; London : Harvard University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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This work is aimed at the trouble with trying to learn about probability. A story of the misconceptions and difficulties civilization overcame in progressing toward probabilistic thinking. It is also  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah J Bennett
ISBN: 0674107454 9780674107458 0674107462 9780674107465
OCLC Number: 749662537
Description: [10], 238 s. : rys. ; 18 cm
Contents: * Chance Encounters * Why Resort to Chance? * When the Gods Played Dice * Figuring the Odds * Thought Games for Gamblers * Chance or Necessity? * Order in Apparent Chaos * Wanted: Random Numbers * Randomness as Uncertainty * Paradoxes in Probability * Notes * Bibliography * Index
Responsibility: Deborah J. Bennett.

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[A] sharp analysis of the way we assess probability in everyday life. -- Robert Winder New Statesman & Society The great strength of this book is the way it uses history and even prehistory of Read more...

 
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