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Will you be alive 10 years from now?

Will you be alive 10 years from now?
and numerous other curious questions in probability

  • ISBN: 9780691196367
  • Editorial: Princeton University Press
  • Lugar de la edición: New Jersey. Estados Unidos de Norteamérica
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Medidas: 23 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 220
  • Idiomas: Inglés

Papel: Rústica
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What are the chances of a game-show contestant finding a chicken in a box? Is the Hanukkah dreidel a fair game? Will you be alive ten years from now? These are some of the one-of-a-kind probability puzzles that popular math writer Paul Nahin offers in this lively and informative book. Nahin brings probability to life with colorful historical anecdotes and a unique puzzle-solving approach that illustrates many of the techniques mathematicians use to grapple with probability. He looks at classic puzzles—from Galileo’s dice-tossing problem to a disarming dice puzzle that would have astonished even Newton—and presents a dozen challenge problems and twenty-five probability puzzlers. With wit and insight, Nahin demonstrates why seemingly simple probability problems can stump even the experts.


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