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The Monty Hall problem : the remarkable story of math's most contentious brainteaser

Author: Jason Rosenhouse
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this light-hearted yet ultimately serious book, Jason Rosenhouse explores the history of this fascinating puzzle. Using a minimum of mathematics (and none at all for much of the book), he shows how the problem has fascinated philosophers, psychologists, and many others, and examines the many variations that have appeared over the years.
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Genre/Form: Problems and Exercises
Puzzles and games
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Rosenhouse
ISBN: 9780195367898 0195367898
OCLC Number: 264023641
Description: xii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Ancestral Monty --
Classical Monty --
Bayesian Monty --
Progressive Monty --
Miscellaneous Monty --
Cognitive Monty --
Philosophical Monty --
Final Monty.
Responsibility: Jason Rosenhouse.
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