Taking Chances: Winning With Probability download free [PDF and Ebook] by John Haigh

Taking Chances: Winning With Probability download free [PDF and Ebook] by John Haigh year 2003
  • Book name: Taking Chances: Winning With Probability
  • Author: John Haigh
  • Release date: 2003/8/17
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780198526636
  • Rating: 8.45 of 10
  • Votes: 187
  • Review by: Braxton Wagoner
  • Review rating: 8.79 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/4
  • Total pages: 388
  • Includes a PDF summary of 32 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: What are the odds against winning the Lottery, making money in a casino, or backing the right horse? Every day, people make judgements on these matters and face other decisions that rest on their understanding of probability: buying insurance, following medical advice, carrying an umbrella. Yet many of us have a frightening ignorance of how probability works. Taking Chances presents an entertaining and fascinating exploration of probability, revealing traps and fallacies in the field. It describes and analyses a remarkable variety of situations where chance plays a role, including football pools, the Lottery, TV games, sport, cards, roulette, coins, and dice. The book guides the reader round common pitfalls, demonstrates how to make better informed decisions, and shows where the odds can be unexpectedly in your favour. This new edition has been fully updated, and includes information on 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' and 'The Weakest Link', plus a new chapter on Probability for Lawyers.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 16H16M28S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Probability & Statistics, Linguistics, Popular Science
  • Available formats: EPUB, PDF, ODT, MobiPocket, TXT, HTM, DOC, WORD. Compressed in TAR.BZ2, RAR, CBR, ZIP, ISO
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 13.94 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x196x22mm
  • Weight: 415g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom
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