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Fluke : the math and myth of coincidence / Joseph Mazur.

Mazur, Joseph. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 514.2 MAZUR (Text) 33946003088148 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon 514.2 MAZ (Text) 34330513023383 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780465060955
  • ISBN: 0465060951
  • Physical Description: viii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- The stories -- Exceptional moments -- The girl from Petrovka and other benign coincidences -- Meaningful coincidences -- The mathematics -- What are the chances? -- Bernoulli's gift -- Long strings of heads -- Pascal's triangle -- The problem with monkeys -- The analysis -- Enormity of the world -- The stories of chapter 2 revisited -- The head-scratchers -- Evidence -- Discovery -- Risk -- Psychic power -- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.: Looks at coincidences and unlikely occurrences, delving into the mathematical concepts of probability and sharing stories of striking flukes and coincidences from around the world.
Subject: Coincidence theory (Mathematics)
Simultaneity (Physics)
Coincidence.
Chance.

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