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Ten Great Ideas about Chance

Persi Diaconis Brian Skyrms



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Princeton University Pres
15 November 2019
A fascinating account of the breakthrough ideas that transformed probability and statistics In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, gamblers and mathematicians transformed the idea of chance from a mystery into the discipline of probability, setting the stage for a series of breakthroughs that enabled or transformed innumerable fields, from
By:   Persi Diaconis, Brian Skyrms
Imprint:   Princeton University Pres
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 133mm, 
ISBN:   9780691196398
ISBN 10:   0691196397
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   15 November 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Persi Diaconis is the Mary V. Sunseri Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at Stanford University and the coauthor of Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas That Animate Great Magic Tricks (Princeton). Brian Skyrms is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Logic and Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine, and Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University. His books include Signals: Evolution, Learning, and Information.

Reviews for Ten Great Ideas about Chance

A terrific book. --Mathematics Magazine A volume that should be on every scientist's reading list. --Barbara Kiser, Nature A great book for anyone who wants to understand some of the central tenets of probability, how they were discovered, and how they can be tamed in our day-to-day lives. --ZME Science A very enriching journey. Your vision will be broadened. --Adhemar Bultheel, European Mathematical Society To anyone with an interest in probability or statistics, this is a book you must read. . . . [It] is far-ranging and can be read at many levels, from the novice to the expert. It is also thoroughly engaging. --David M. Bressoud, The UMAP Journal Fun and entertaining to read. --MAA Reviews

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