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What Are The Odds: Chance in Everyday Life

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Book News Annotation:

An entertaining and accessible introduction to how chance works and the role it plays in everyday life, discussing chances of winning the lottery, the potential of making a living as a gambler, and the possibility of the universe as a predictable machine. Orkin is professor of statistics at California State University-Hayward. He is interviewed frequently on radio and television shows nationwide.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 151) and index.

About the Author

Mike Orkin, Ph.D., is a professor of statistics at California State University, Hayward. An authority on gambling and game theory, Orkin has consulted for government agencies and the private sector, testified as an expert witness in various court cases, and developed software for Las Vegas odds makers. He is the author of several books, including Can You Win?. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Table of Contents

Lotteries, luck, and unlikely events — The laws of chance — The many faces of chance — Using chance to get information — Roulette : a civilized way to lose — Craps : a relentless ride through the rapids of risk — Slot machines and video poker : Pavlov lives on — Blackjack : a game you (or someone) can win — Zero-sum games : the abstraction of hardball — Prisoner's dilemma : a game with cooperation — War games : NATO versus Yugoslavia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780716735601
Subtitle:
Chance In Everyday Life
Author:
Orkin, Michael
Author:
Orkin, Mike
Publisher:
W. H. Freeman
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Probability
Subject:
Probabilities
Subject:
Recreations & Games
Subject:
Chance
Subject:
Probability & Statistics - General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
v. 1-4
Publication Date:
20000110
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.24x6.08x.44 in. .51 lbs.

Related Subjects

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Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Probability and Statistics » General
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