Author: Joseph Mazur
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465040004
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This is the question we ask ourselves when we encounter the strangest and most seemingly impossible coincidences, like the woman who won the lottery four times or the fact that Lincoln's dreams foreshadowed his own assassination.


Author: Joseph Mazur
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780749015
Size: 76.96 MB
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Fluke is a fascinating investigation into the true nature of chance, a must-read for maths enthusiasts and avid storytellers alike, it tears down the veil of improbability to reveal the wonderfully possible.

What S Luck Got To Do With It

Author: Joseph Mazur
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400834457
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Ten Great Ideas About Chance

Author: Persi Diaconis
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140088828X
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This book tells the story of ten great ideas about chance and the thinkers who developed them, tracing the philosophical implications of these ideas as well as their mathematical impact.

Coincidences Chaos And All That Math Jazz

Author: Edward B. Burger
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393059458
Size: 76.13 MB
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An irreverent and accessible explanation of challenging puzzles within the world of mathematics considers such topics as the link between a pineapple's spirals and the famous Fibonacci numbers, the shape of the universe as reflected by a ...

The Broken Dice And Other Mathematical Tales Of Chance

Author: Ivar Ekeland
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226199924
Size: 68.37 MB
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What are all of these concepts good for? . . . Ah, but, I mustn't give the game away, any more than I should if I were reviewing a detective novel. And this is just as gripping a tale. . . . Beg, borrow, or preferably buy a copy. . .

The Perfect Bet

Author: Adam Kucharski
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 178283205X
Size: 14.85 MB
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The Perfect Bet looks beyond probability and statistics to examine how wagers have inspired a plethora of new disciplines - spanning chaos theory, machine learning and game theory - which are not just revolutionising gambling, but changing ...

The Improbability Principle

Author: David J. Hand
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374175349
Size: 15.39 MB
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A well-known statistician presents his theory that extraordinary and rare events are actually commonplace and cites stories of two-time lottery winners and other bizarre coincidences to support his theory that unlikely events statistically ...

The Seduction Of Curves

Author: Allan McRobie
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691175330
Size: 11.97 MB
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In this large-format book, lavishly illustrated in color throughout, Allan McRobie takes the reader on an alluring exploration of the beautiful curves that shape our world--from our bodies to Salvador DalĂ­'s paintings and the space-time ...

Visual Group Theory

Author: Nathan Carter
Publisher: MAA
ISBN: 9780883857571
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Visual Group Theory assumes only a high school mathematics background and covers a typical undergraduate course in group theory from a thoroughly visual perspective.