Monday, March 13, 2017

Probabilities: The Little Numbers That Rule Our Lives

Peter Olofsson
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“If there is anything you want to know, or remind yourself, about probabilities, then look no further than this comprehensive, yet wittily written and enjoyable, compendium of how to apply probability calculations in real-world situations.”
- Keith Devlin, Stanford University, National Public Radio’s “Math Guy” and author of The Math Gene and The Unfinished Game

From probable improbabilities to regular irregularities, Probabilities: The Little Numbers That Rule Our Lives, Second Edition investigates the often surprising effects of risk and chance in our lives. Featuring a timely update, the Second Edition continues to be the go-to guidebook for an entertaining presentation on the mathematics of chance and uncertainty.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

March 14 is Pi Day to celebrate the mathematical constant pi (π). Pi Day is observed on March 14 since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π. Pi Day was founded by Physicist Larry Shaw in 1988.

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