Backward Probabilities: The Reverend Bayes to Our Rescue

  1. Peter Olofsson

Published Online: 14 JUN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470099797.ch4

Probabilities: The Little Numbers that Rule Our Lives

Probabilities: The Little Numbers that Rule Our Lives

How to Cite

Olofsson, P. (2006) Backward Probabilities: The Reverend Bayes to Our Rescue, in Probabilities: The Little Numbers that Rule Our Lives, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470099797.ch4

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:

  • Reverend Bayes;
  • Bayes' rule;
  • Bayes' formula;
  • backward probabilities;
  • conditional probabilities

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Driving Miss Daisy

  • Bayes, Balls, and Boys (and Girls)

  • Bayes and My Green Card

  • Objection Your Honor

  • Final Word