Computing Probabilities: Right Ways and Wrong Ways

  1. Peter Olofsson

Published Online: 14 JUN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470099797.ch1

Probabilities: The Little Numbers that Rule Our Lives

Probabilities: The Little Numbers that Rule Our Lives

How to Cite

Olofsson, P. (2006) Computing Probabilities: Right Ways and Wrong Ways, in Probabilities: The Little Numbers that Rule Our Lives, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470099797.ch1

Author Information

  1. Department of Mathematics, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUN 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 OCT 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470040010

Online ISBN: 9780470099797

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Keywords:

  • computation of probabilities;
  • language of probabilists;
  • rule book of probabilists;
  • conditional probability

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Probabilist

  • The Probabilist's Toys and Language

  • The Probabilist's Rule Book

  • Independence, Airplanes, and Russian Peasants

  • Conditional Probability, Swedish TV, and British Courts

  • Liar, Liar

  • Total Probability, Used Cars, and Tennis Matches

  • Combinatorics, Pastrami, and Poetry

  • The von Trapps and the Binomial Distribution

  • Final Word