The Pleasures of Probability

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ISBN: 978-1-4612-6912-0 (Print) 978-1-4612-0819-8 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv

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    Pages 1-11

    Cars, Goats, and Sample Spaces

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    Pages 13-20

    How to Count: Birthdays and Lotteries

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    Pages 21-30

    Conditional Probability: From Kings to Prisoners

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    Pages 31-40

    The Formula of Thomas Bayes and Other Matters

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    Pages 41-53

    The Idea of Independence, with Applications

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    Pages 55-59

    A Little Bit About Games

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    Pages 61-76

    Random Variables, Expectations, and More About Games

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    Pages 77-93

    Baseball Cards, The Law of Large Numbers, and Bad News for Gamblers

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    Pages 95-102

    From Traffic to Chocolate Chip Cookies with the Poisson Distribution

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    Pages 103-110

    The Desperate Case of the Gambler’s Ruin

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    Pages 111-125

    Breaking Sticks, Tossing Needles, and More: Probability on Continuous Sample Spaces

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    Pages 127-139

    Normal Distributions, and Order from Diversity via the Central Limit Theorem

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    Pages 141-155

    Random Numbers:What They Are and How to Use Them

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    Pages 157-168

    Computers and Probability

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    Pages 169-186

    Statistics: Applying Probability to Make Decisions

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    Pages 187-202

    Roaming the Number Line With a Markov Chain: Dependence

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    Pages 203-214

    The Brownian Motion, and Other Processes in Continuous Time

  19. Back Matter

    Pages 215-244