Will you be alive 10 years from now?
and numerous other curious questions in probability
- ISBN: 9780691196367
- Editorial: Princeton University Press
- Fecha de la edición: 2019
- Lugar de la edición: New Jersey. Estados Unidos de Norteamérica
- Encuadernación: Rústica
- Medidas: 23 cm
- Nº Pág.: 220
- Idiomas: Inglés
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.