Inevitable Probabilities: Two Fascinating Mathematical Results

  1. Peter Olofsson

Published Online: 14 JUN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470099797.ch6

Probabilities: The Little Numbers that Rule Our Lives

Probabilities: The Little Numbers that Rule Our Lives

How to Cite

Olofsson, P. (2006) Inevitable Probabilities: Two Fascinating Mathematical Results, in Probabilities: The Little Numbers that Rule Our Lives, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470099797.ch6

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:

  • proportions approach;
  • relative frequency of crossings;
  • freeway congestion;
  • law of averages;
  • probability

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Alea Iacta Est, Over and Over

  • Even-Steven? The Law Misunderstood

  • Coin Tosses and Freeway Congestion

  • Let's Get Serious

  • Bells and Bread

  • How a Toronto Quincunx Changed My Life

  • Final Word