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Author Diaconis, Persi, author.

Title Ten great ideas about chance / Persi Diaconis, Brian Skyrms.

Publication Info. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2018]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    519.2 DIA    Available
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Description x, 255 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Contents 1. Measurement -- 2. Judgment -- 3. Psychology -- 4. Frequency -- 5. Mathematics -- 6. Inverse Inference -- 7. Unification -- 8. Algorithmic Randomness -- 9. Physical chance -- 10. Induction.
Summary "In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, gamblers and mathematicians transformed the idea of chance from a mystery into the discipline of probability, setting the stage for a series of breakthroughs that enabled or transformed innumerable fields, from gambling, mathematics, statistics, economics, and finance to physics and computer science. This book tells the story of ten great ideas about chance and the thinkers who developed them, tracing the philosophical implications of these ideas as well as their mathematical impact."-- Dust jacket.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Chance.
Added Author Skyrms, Brian, author.
Added Title 10 great ideas about chance
ISBN 9780691174167

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