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Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers

by Paul J. Nahin

  • 365 Want to read
  • 20 Currently reading

Published by Princeton University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Probability & statistics,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Mathematics,
  • Probability & Statistics - General,
  • Applied Science and Engineering,
  • Mathematics / Applied,
  • Physics,
  • Applied

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages280
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7758555M
    ISBN 100691102864
    ISBN 109780691102863

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Its light-hearted way of explaining serious subjects is a refreshing approach." ―Robert B. Banks, author of Towing Icebergs, Falling Dominoes and of Slicing Pizzas, Racing TurtlesCited by: 1. " Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers seeks to teach the fundamentals of elementary probability theory using topics that are familiar to most everyone.

Its light-hearted way of explaining serious subjects is a refreshing approach." --Robert B. Banks, author of Towing Icebergs, Falling Dominoes and of Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles/5(5). Written in an informal way and containing a plethora of interesting historical material, Duelling Idiots is ideal for those who are fascinated by mathematics and the role it plays in everyday life and in our : Princeton University Press.

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Its light-hearted way of explaining serious subjects is a refreshing approach."—Robert B. Banks, author of Towing Icebergs, Falling Dominoes and of Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles. "Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers seeks to teach the fundamentals of elementary probability theory using topics that are familiar to most everyone.

Its light-hearted way of explaining serious subjects is a refreshing approach."—Robert B. Banks, author of Towing Icebergs, Falling Dominoes and of Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles. Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers Book Description: What are your chances of dying on your next flight, being called for jury duty, or winning the lottery.

The book is neither a collection of solved problems nor a probability text. It will be appreciated by curious undergraduates and probability instructors as a course supplement. Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers, Princeton University Press, Softcover, pp, $ ISBN The book is referred to at.

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Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers has 40 ratings and 8 reviews. David said: This is a very good book about methods for computing probability. This book comprises 21 problems in probability, some having several parts, that are fairly discursively set out over 65 pages.

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Pages: ix. And some puzzles are beautiful illustrations of basic mathematical concepts: "The Blind Spider and the Fly," for example, is a clever variation of a "random walk" problem, and "Duelling Idiots" and "The Underdog and the World Series" are straightforward introductions to .Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers - Ebook written by Paul J.

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Affiliation: AA((Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press) pp Price £ ISBN 0 1 (hbk)) Publication: Measurement Science and Technology, Vol Issue 3, pp. (). Publication Date: 03/ Origin: IOP: DOI: /