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With its many easy-to-follow mathematical examples, this book takes the reader on an almost chronological trip through the fascinating and amazing laws of chance, omnipresent in the natural world and in our daily lives. Along the route many fascinating topics are discussed, such as: challenging probability paradoxes; "paranormal" coincidences; game odds; causes and effects; interpretation of opinion polls; winning chances as a game proceeds; the nature of randomness; entropy and randomness; randomness in life; algorithmic complexity and the undecidability of randomness; possibilities and limitations of learning the laws of a Universe immersed in chance events. This charming book will inform and entertain the scientist and non-scientist alike.

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This is a unique and charming book on how probability affects our everyday lives. It guides the reader in an almost chronological trip through the fascinating and amazing laws of chance, omnipresent in the natural world and in our daily lives.

Synopsis:

This is a unique book on how probability affects our everyday lives. It guides the reader in an almost chronological trip through the fascinating and amazing laws of chance, omnipresent in the natural world and in our daily lives. Along the way many fascinating topics are discussed. These include challenging probability paradoxes, "paranormal" coincidences, game odds, and causes and effects. Finally the author discusses possibilities and limitations of learning the laws of a Universe immersed in chance events. This charming book, with its many easy-to-follow mathematical examples, will inform and entertain the scientist and non-scientist alike.

About the Author

J.P. Marques de Sá is Full Professor at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Porto. He is chairman of the Signal Processing Group of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Porto. His research interests are in the areas of Physiological Signal Analysis, Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks. He is a reviewer for several scientific journals and chairman of the "Summer School on Neural Networks" annually held at Porto. He is author of six books, four in Portuguese and two in English.

Table of Contents

Preface.- Probabilities and Games.- Amazing Conditions.- The Hope of Winning.- The Wonderful Curve.- Probable Inferences.- Fortune and Ruin.- Chance Natures.- Noisy Irregularities.- Chance and Order.- Living with Chance.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783540744160
Author:
Marques De Sa
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Marques de Sa, Joaquim P.
Author:
Joaquim P. Marques de Sá
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Game Theory
Subject:
Probability & Statistics - General
Subject:
Mathematics | Probability and Statistics
Subject:
General Mathematics
Subject:
Chaos
Subject:
Complexity theory.
Subject:
Entropy
Subject:
Probability and Statistics
Subject:
Popular Science in Mathematics/Computer Science/Natural Science/Technology
Subject:
Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
Subject:
Statistical Physics, Dynamical Systems and Complexity
Subject:
Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behav. Sciences
Subject:
Probab
Subject:
ility and statistics
Edition Description:
Book
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
236
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm

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"Synopsis" by , This is a unique and charming book on how probability affects our everyday lives. It guides the reader in an almost chronological trip through the fascinating and amazing laws of chance, omnipresent in the natural world and in our daily lives.
"Synopsis" by , This is a unique book on how probability affects our everyday lives. It guides the reader in an almost chronological trip through the fascinating and amazing laws of chance, omnipresent in the natural world and in our daily lives. Along the way many fascinating topics are discussed. These include challenging probability paradoxes, "paranormal" coincidences, game odds, and causes and effects. Finally the author discusses possibilities and limitations of learning the laws of a Universe immersed in chance events. This charming book, with its many easy-to-follow mathematical examples, will inform and entertain the scientist and non-scientist alike.
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