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Probability : A Very Short Introduction
by John Haigh


Overview - Making good decisions under conditions of uncertainty requires a sound appreciation of the way random chance works. It requires, in short, an understanding of probability. In this Very Short Introduction, John Haigh introduces the ideas of probability--and the different philosophical approaches to probability--and gives a brief account of the history of development of probability theory, from Galileo and Pascal to Bayes, Laplace, Poisson, and Markov.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Making good decisions under conditions of uncertainty requires a sound appreciation of the way random chance works. It requires, in short, an understanding of probability. In this Very Short Introduction, John Haigh introduces the ideas of probability--and the different philosophical approaches to probability--and gives a brief account of the history of development of probability theory, from Galileo and Pascal to Bayes, Laplace, Poisson, and Markov. He describes the basic probability distributions and discusses a wide range of applications in science, economics, and a variety of other contexts such as games and betting. He concludes with an intriguing discussion of coincidences and some curious paradoxes.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780199588480
  • ISBN-10: 0199588481
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publish Date: May 2012
  • Page Count: 128
  • Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.15 pounds

Series: Very Short Introductions

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