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Struck by lightning : the curious world of probabilities / Jeffrey S. Rosenthal.

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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  • ISBN: 0309097347 (pbk.) :
  • Physical Description: 264 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Joseph Henry Press, [2006]

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General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Surrounded by randomness: probabilities everywhere -- What are the odds of that? Coincidence and surprise -- Laying down the law: why casinos always win -- Dealing the cards: bridge, poker, and blackjack -- Murder most foul: measuring trends -- Utility functions: how to make decisions -- White lab coats: what studies do and don't show -- Ain't gonna happen: very low probabilities -- Interlude: the case of the collapsing casino -- Fifty-one percent to forty-nine percent: the true meaning of polls -- Nineteen times out of twenty: margins of error -- Randomness to the rescue: when uncertainty is your friend -- Evolution, genes, and viruses: randomness in biology -- That wily Monty Hall: finding probabilities from clues -- Spam, spam, probability, and spam: blocking unwanted e-mail -- Ignorance, chaos, and quantum mechanics: causes of randomness -- Final exam: do you have probability perspective?
Citation/References Note: PW 01/09/2006
Subject: Probabilities.
Random variables.
Stochastic processes.

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