Probabilities: The Little Numbers that Rule Our Lives
Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.
Author(s): Peter Olofsson
Published Online: 14 JUN 2006
Print ISBN: 9780470040010
Online ISBN: 9780470099797
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This book is intended as a popular, but abbreviated treatise on probability theory. Basic concepts and techniques are introduced and illustrated mainly by drawing from a wealth of entertaining, paradoxical, and mind-boggling probability problems (such as the birthday problem or the Monty Hall problem). The writing style is purposefully enjoyable and mostly non-technical. The pace is leisurely. No knowledge of calculus of previous knowledge of probability theory or statistics is required. The emphasis is on entertainment and pedagogy rather than applicability or usefulness. Examples reflect everyday occurrences, not pre-fabricated or altered data. While honest in approach, the author takes great pain to ease the level of mathematics throughout the work. Probability theory is learned by and through example.