Tiny Probabilities: Why are They so Hard to Escape?

  1. Peter Olofsson

Published Online: 14 JUN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470099797.ch3

Probabilities: The Little Numbers that Rule Our Lives

Probabilities: The Little Numbers that Rule Our Lives

How to Cite

Olofsson, P. (2006) Tiny Probabilities: Why are They so Hard to Escape?, in Probabilities: The Little Numbers that Rule Our Lives, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470099797.ch3

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:

  • probable improbabilites;
  • tiny probabilities;
  • risk taking

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Probable Improbabilities

  • Saddam and I

  • Taking Tiny Risks

  • A Million-to-One Shot, Doc, Million to One!

  • Monsieur Poisson and the Mysterious Number 37

  • Clumps in Space

  • Final Word