The Resource Chance rules : an informal guide to probability, risk, and statistics, Brian S. Everitt, (electronic resource)

Chance rules : an informal guide to probability, risk, and statistics, Brian S. Everitt, (electronic resource)

Label
Chance rules : an informal guide to probability, risk, and statistics
Title
Chance rules
Title remainder
an informal guide to probability, risk, and statistics
Statement of responsibility
Brian S. Everitt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chance continues to govern our lives in the 21st Century. From the genes we inherit and the environment into which we are born, to the lottery ticket we buy at the local store, much of life is a gamble. In business, education, travel, health, and marriage, we take chances in the hope of obtaining something better. Chance colors our lives with uncertainty, and so it is important to examine it and try to understand about how it operates in a number of different circumstances. Such understanding becomes simpler if we take some time to learn a little about probability, since probability is the natural language of uncertainty. This second edition of Chance Rules again recounts the story of chance through history and the various ways it impacts on our lives. Here you can read about the earliest gamblers who thought that the fall of the dice was controlled by the gods, as well as the modern geneticist and quantum theory researcher trying to integrate aspects of probability into their chosen speciality. Example included in the first addition such as the infamous Monty Hall problem, tossing coins, coincidences, horse racing, birthdays and babies remain, often with an expanded discussion, in this edition. Additional material in the second edition includes, a probabilistic explanation of why things were better when you were younger, consideration of whether you can use probability to prove the existence of God, how long you may have to wait to win the lottery, some court room dramas, predicting the future, and how evolution scores over creationism. Chance Rules lets you learn about probability without complex mathematics. Brian Everitt is Professor Emeritus at King's College, London. He is the author of more than 50 books on statistics
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Everitt, Brian
Dewey number
519.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA273
LC item number
.E84 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • indexes
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Probabilities
  • Chance
  • Mathematical statistics
  • Statistik
  • Wahrscheinlichkeit
  • Risiko
  • Chance
  • Mathematical statistics
  • Probabilities
Label
Chance rules : an informal guide to probability, risk, and statistics, Brian S. Everitt, (electronic resource)
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-2164-7
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-194) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 A Brief History of Chance -- 2 Tossing Coins and Having Babies -- 3 Dice -- 4 Gambling for Fun: Lotteries and Football Pools -- 5 'Serious' Gambling: Roulette, Cards, and Horse Racing -- 6 Balls, Birthdays, and Coincidences -- 7 Conditional Probability and the Reverend Thomas Bayes -- 8 Puzzling Probabilities -- 9 Taking Risks -- 10 Statistics, Statisticians, and Medicine -- 11 Alternative Therapies: Panaceas or Placebos? -- 12 Chance, Chaos, and Chromosomes -- Epilog -- Sources -- Credits
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 202 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461221647
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4612-2164-7
Other physical details
ill.
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)680418810
  • (OCoLC)ocn680418810
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Chance rules : an informal guide to probability, risk, and statistics, Brian S. Everitt, (electronic resource)
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-2164-7
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-194) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 A Brief History of Chance -- 2 Tossing Coins and Having Babies -- 3 Dice -- 4 Gambling for Fun: Lotteries and Football Pools -- 5 'Serious' Gambling: Roulette, Cards, and Horse Racing -- 6 Balls, Birthdays, and Coincidences -- 7 Conditional Probability and the Reverend Thomas Bayes -- 8 Puzzling Probabilities -- 9 Taking Risks -- 10 Statistics, Statisticians, and Medicine -- 11 Alternative Therapies: Panaceas or Placebos? -- 12 Chance, Chaos, and Chromosomes -- Epilog -- Sources -- Credits
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 202 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461221647
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4612-2164-7
Other physical details
ill.
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)680418810
  • (OCoLC)ocn680418810
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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