2008

Chance Rules

an informal guide to probability, risk and statistics

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ISBN: 978-0-387-78129-7 (Print) 978-0-387-77415-2 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages 1-12

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    Pages 1-11

    A Brief History of Chance

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    Pages 1-6

    What Are the Chances? Assigning Probabilities

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    Pages 1-5

    Choice and Chance; Permutations and Combinations

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    Pages 1-14

    Tossing Coins and Having Babies

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    Pages 1-8

    Rolling Dice

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    Pages 1-8

    Gambling for Fun: Lotteries and Football Pools

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    Pages 1-21

    Serious Gambling: Roulette, Cards and Horse Racing

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    Pages 1-9

    Balls, Birthdays and Coincidences

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    Pages 1-18

    Conditional Probability and the Reverend Thomas Bayes

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    Pages 1-15

    Puzzling Probabilities

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    Pages 1-14

    Taking Risks

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    Pages 1-19

    Statistics, Statisticians and Medicine

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    Pages 1-14

    Alternative Therapies—Panaceas or Placebos?

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    Pages 1-13

    What Does the Future Hold?

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    Pages 1-15

    Chance, Chaos and Chromosomes

  17. Back Matter

    Pages 1-9