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Lady Luck: The Theory of Probability

By: Weaver, Warren

Price: $6.00

Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC: 3/18/2011

Seller ID: 9780486243429

ISBN: 0486243427

Condition: USED


Everyday questions such as "Should I take my umbrella?" involve probability, a topic important in daily life and in science. This witty, nontechnical introduction to the subject elucidates such concepts as permutations, independent events, mathematical expectation, the law of averages and more. No advanced math required. 49 drawings. View more info

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Guesstimation: Solving the World's Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin

By: Weinstein, Lawrence

Price: $4.00

Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780691129495

ISBN: 0691129495

Condition: USED


"Guesstimation" is a book that unlocks the power of approximation--it's popular mathematics rounded to the nearest power of ten The ability to estimate is an important skill in daily life. More and more leading businesses today use estimation questions in interviews to test applicants' abilities to think on their feet. "Guesstimation" enables anyone with basic math and science skills to estimate virtually anything--quickly--using plausible assumptions and elementary arithmetic. Lawrence Weinstein and John Adam present an eclectic array of estimation problems that range from devilishly s... View more info

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Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

By: Wheelan, Charles

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 6/6/2017

Seller ID: 9780393347777

ISBN: 039334777X

Condition: USED


Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called "sexy." From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you'll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help ... View more info

Scammed by Statistics

By: Zaccaro, Edward

Price: $9.00

Seller ID: 9780967991573

ISBN: 0967991579

Condition: USED


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