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The drunkard's walk : how randomness rules our lives, Leonard Mlodinow

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The drunkard's walk : how randomness rules our lives
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The drunkard's walk
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how randomness rules our lives
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Leonard Mlodinow
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An irreverent look at how randomness influences our lives, and how our successes and failures are far more dependent on chance events than we recognize
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Title
The drunkard's walk
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Summary
Critically analyzes the role of chance and random events, forces, and factors in shaping human existence, in a readable study of how the mathematical laws of randomness control the world around us
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New York Times Notable Book, 2008
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DLC
Dewey number
519.2
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Index
index present
LC call number
QA273
LC item number
.M63 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Tracking the pathways to success : how to count the number of ways in which events can happen, and why it matters : the mathematical meaning of expectation
  • ch. 5. The
  • dueling laws of large and small numbers : the extent to which probabilities are reflected in the results we observe : Zeno's paradox, the concept of limits, and beating the casino at roulette
  • ch. 6.
  • False positives and positive fallacies : how to adjust expectations in light of past events or new knowledge : mistakes in conditional probability from medical screening to the O.J. Simpson trial and the prosecutor's fallacy
  • ch. 7.
  • Measurement and the law of errors : the meaning and lack of meaning in measurements : the bell curve and wine ratings, political polls, grades, and the position of planets
  • ch. 8. The
  • order in chaos : how large numbers can wash out the disorder of randomness : or why 200,000,000 drivers form a creature of habit
  • ch. 9.
  • Prologue
  • Illusions of patterns and patterns of illusion : why we are often fooled by the regularities in chance events : can a million consecutive zeroes or the success of Wall Street gurus be random?
  • ch. 10. The
  • drunkard's walk : why chance is a more fundamental conception than causality : Bruce Willis, Bill Gates, and the normal accident theory of life
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Index
  • ch. 1.
  • Peering through the eyepiece of randomness : the hidden role of chance : when human beings can be outperformed by a rat
  • ch. 2. The
  • laws of truths and half-truths : the basic principles of probability and how they are abused : why a good story is often less likely to be true than a flimsy explanation
  • ch. 3.
  • Finding your way through a space of possibilities : a framework for thinking about random situations : from a gambler in plague-ridden Italy to Let's Make a Deal
  • ch. 4.
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Extent
xi, 252 p.
Isbn
9780375424045
Lccn
2007042507
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