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Conned Again, Watson! Cautionary Tales of Logic, Math, and Probability

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In Conned Again, Watson!, Colin Bruce re-creates the atmosphere of the original Sherlock Holmes stories to shed light on an enduring truth: Our reliance on common sense-and ignorance of mathematics-often gets us into trouble. In these cautionary tales of greedy gamblers, reckless businessmen, and ruthless con men, Sherlock Holmes uses his deep understanding of probability, statistics, decision theory, and game theory to solve crimes and protect the innocent. But it's not just the characters in these well-crafted stories that are deceived by statistics or fall prey to gambling fallacies. We all suffer from the results of poor decisions. In this illuminating collection, Bruce entertains while teaching us to avoid similar blunders. From "The Execution of Andrews" to "The Case of the Gambling Nobleman," there has never been a more exciting way to learn when to take a calculated risk-and how to spot a scam.

Synopsis:

A thrilling way to learn about probability, statistics, and math-by watching Sherlock Holmes help victims exploited by evil con men

About the Author

Colin Bruce is a physicist and science writer living in Oxford, England. He is an expert in mathematical paradoxes and a lover of mysteries.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738205892
Author:
Bruce, Colin
Author:
Palmer, Claire
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Location:
Reading, Mass.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Logic
Subject:
Statistics
Subject:
Probability
Subject:
Probabilities
Subject:
Mystery & Detective Fiction
Subject:
Recreations & Games
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Literary recreations
Subject:
Holmes, Sherlock
Subject:
Watson, John H.
Subject:
Probability & Statistics - General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
302
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in 12 oz

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