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What is random? : chance and order in mathematics and life

Author: Edward J Beltrami
Publisher: New York : Copernicus, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book will provoke, entertain, and inform by challenging your ideas about randomness, providing different interpretations of what this elusive concept means. As the book progresses, you will see how mathematics, communication engineering, computer science, philosophy, physics, and psychology all contribute to the discourse by illuminating different facets of the same idea."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward J Beltrami
ISBN: 0387987371 9780387987378
OCLC Number: 40776899
Description: xx, 201 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. The Taming of Chance --
2. Uncertainty and Information --
3. Janus-Faced Randomness --
4. Algorithms, Information, and Chance --
5. The Edge of Randomness --
App. A. Geometric Sums --
App. B. Binary Numbers --
App. C. Logarithims.
Responsibility: Edward Beltrami.
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