Taking Chances

Winning with Probability

Author: John Haigh

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198526636

Category: Games

Page: 373

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"What are the odds against winning the Lotto, The Weakest Link, or Who Wants to be a Millionaire? The answer lies in the science of probability, yet many of us are unaware of how this science works. Every day, people make judgements on a wide variety of situations where chance plays a role, including buying insurance, betting on horse-racing, following medical advice - even carrying an umbrella. In Taking Chances, John Haigh guides the reader round common pitfalls, demonstrates how to make better-informed decisions, and shows where the odds can be unexpectedly in your favour. This new edition has been fully updated, and includes information on top television shows, plus a new chapter on Probability for Lawyers."--BOOK JACKET.

Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung für Dummies

Author: Deborah J. Rumsey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527805494

Category: Mathematics

Page: 374

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Die Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung wird in der Schule oft nur beiläufig behandelt, dabei handelt es sich um ein besonders spannendes und alltagstaugliches Teilgebiet der Mathematik. Für alle, die über dieses Thema noch etwas mehr erfahren wollen oder müssen, erklärt Deborah Rumsey verständlich und mit Humor, was sie unbedingt wissen sollten. Egal ob Kontingenztabelle, zentraler Grenzwertsatz, Stichproben-, Binomial- oder Poissonverteilung, in diesem Buch lernen Sie, was es ist und wie Sie es anwenden. Zu jedem Kapitel finden Sie online eine Übungsaufgabe samt Lösung, um das Gelernte zu festigen. Auch Tipps zu praktischen Anwendungen - ob bei der Arbeit oder am Pokertisch - kommen nicht zu kurz. So finden Sie in diesem Buch alles, was Sie über Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung unbedingt wissen sollten.

Practical Text Mining with Perl

Author: Roger Bilisoly

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118210506

Category: Computers

Page: 296

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Provides readers with the methods, algorithms, and means toperform text mining tasks This book is devoted to the fundamentals of text mining usingPerl, an open-source programming tool that is freely available viathe Internet (www.perl.org). It covers mining ideas from severalperspectives--statistics, data mining, linguistics, and informationretrieval--and provides readers with the means to successfullycomplete text mining tasks on their own. The book begins with an introduction to regular expressions, atext pattern methodology, and quantitative text summaries, all ofwhich are fundamental tools of analyzing text. Then, it builds uponthis foundation to explore: Probability and texts, including the bag-of-words model Information retrieval techniques such as the TF-IDF similaritymeasure Concordance lines and corpus linguistics Multivariate techniques such as correlation, principalcomponents analysis, and clustering Perl modules, German, and permutation tests Each chapter is devoted to a single key topic, and the authorcarefully and thoughtfully introduces mathematical concepts as theyarise, allowing readers to learn as they go without having to referto additional books. The inclusion of numerous exercises andworked-out examples further complements the book's student-friendlyformat. Practical Text Mining with Perl is ideal as a textbookfor undergraduate and graduate courses in text mining and as areference for a variety of professionals who are interested inextracting information from text documents.

Probabilities

The Little Numbers That Rule Our Lives

Author: Peter Olofsson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118626060

Category: Mathematics

Page: 280

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What are the chances? Find out in this entertaining exploration ofprobabilities inour everyday lives “If there is anything you want to know, or remindyourself, about probabilities, then look no further than thiscomprehensive, yet wittily written and enjoyable, compendium of howto apply probability calculations in real-worldsituations.” — Keith Devlin, Stanford University, National PublicRadio’s “Math Guy” and author of The Math Geneand The Math Instinct “A delightful guide to the sometimes counterintuitivediscipline of probability. Olofsson points out major ideas here,explains classic puzzles there, and everywhere makes free use ofwitty vignettes to instruct and amuse.” — John Allen Paulos, Temple University, author ofInnumeracy and A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper “Beautifully written, with fascinating examples andtidbits of information. Olofsson gently and persuasively shows ushow to think clearly about the uncertainty that governs ourlives.” — John Haigh, University of Sussex, author of TakingChances: Winning with Probability From probable improbabilities to regular irregularities,Probabilities: The Little Numbers That Rule Our Livesinvestigates the often-surprising effects of risk and chance in oureveryday lives. With examples ranging from WWII espionage to the O.J. Simpson trial, from bridge to blackjack, from Julius Caesar toJerry Seinfeld, the reader is taught how to think straight in aworld of randomness and uncertainty. Throughout the book, readers learn: Why it is not that surprising for someone to win the lotterytwice How a faulty probability calculation forced an innocent womanto spend three years in prison How to place bets if you absolutely insist on gambling How a newspaper turned an opinion poll into one of the greatestelection blunders in history Educational, eloquent, and entertaining, Probabilities: TheLittle Numbers That Rule Our Lives is the ideal companion foranyone who wants to obtain a better understanding of themathematics of chance.

Mathematics of Games and Gambling

Author: Edward W. Packel

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883856468

Category: Mathematics

Page: 175

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The new edition of a favourite, featuring fresh material such as betting in sport and bluffing in poker.

The Mathematics of Games and Gambling

Author: Edward W. Packel

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883856284

Category: Game theory

Page: 141

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This book shows you what determines the best bet in a game of chance or the optimal strategy in a strategic game.

How to Win More

Strategies for Increasing a Lottery Win

Author: Norbert Henze,Hans Riedwyl

Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press

ISBN: 9781568810782

Category: Mathematics

Page: 149

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This book is designed to provide valuable insight into how to improve the return on your investment when playing the lottery. While it does not promise that you will win more often, it does show you how to improve the odds of winning larger amounts when your numbers do come up. So, when you do win that million-dollar jackpot, you will be less likely to have to share it with anyone else. Among the intriguing topics covered are the most popular (and the most foolish) combinations of numbers, why it is impossible to improve the odds of any legitimate lottery, how popular (and thus unprofitable) an attractive-looking ticket might be, why not to follow the suggested numbers from so-called "expert advisors" and why it is important to avoid winning combinations of past drawings. With this book and a little luck, the dream of winning millions might just come true.

Winning

Das ist Management

Author: Jack Welch,Suzy Welch

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593401525

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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Jack Welch, einer der erfolgreichsten Manager aller Zeiten, verrät in diesem Buch alles, was Manager benötigen, um erfolgreich zu sein. Von Welch lernen heißt siegen lernen! In seinen zwanzig Jahren an der Spitze von General Electric hat er den Marktwert des Konzerns verzwanzigfacht, ihn zum profitabelsten Unternehmen der Welt gemacht. Den unermesslichen Schatz seines Managementwissens macht er nun zugänglich – fesselnd, klar, mit vielen packenden Beispielen. »Ein bewundernswert straffes Handbuch über das Howto- do des Business. Kaum vorstellbar, dass es Manager geben könnte, die von diesem klugen und einnehmenden Buch nicht profitieren werden.« Publishers Weekly »Sie werden nie wieder ein anderes Managementbuch benötigen!« Warren Buffett

Vital statistics - E-Book

An introduction to health science statistics

Author: Stephen McKenzie

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729581497

Category: Medical

Page: 244

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Vital Statistics: an introduction to health science statistics e-book is a new Australian publication. This textbook draws on real world, health-related and local examples, with a broad appeal to the Health Sciences student. It demonstrates how an understanding of statistics is useful in the real world, as well as in statistics exams. Vital Statistics: an introduction to health science statistics e-book is a relatively easy-to-read book that will painlessly introduce or re-introduce you to the statistical basics before guiding you through more demanding statistical challenges. Written in recognition of Health Sciences courses which require knowledge of statistical literacy, this book guides the reader to an understanding of why, as well as how and when to use statistics. It explores: How data relates to information, and how information relates to knowledge How to use statistics to distinguish information from disinformation The importance of probability, in statistics and in life That inferential statistics allow us to infer from samples to populations, and how useful such inferences can be How to appropriately apply and interpret statistical measures of difference and association How qualitative and quantitative methods differ, and when it’s appropriate to use each The special statistical needs of the health sciences, and some especially health science relevant statistics The vital importance of computers in the statistical analysis of data, and gives an overview of the most commonly used analyses Real-life local examples of health statistics are presented, e.g. A study conducted at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah School of Medicine, explored whether there might be a systematic bias affecting the results of genetic specimen tests, which could affect their generalizability. Reader-friendly writing style t-tests/ ANOVA family of inferential statistics all use variants of the same basic formula Learning Objectives at the start of each chapter and Quick Reference Summaries at the end of each chapter provide the reader with a scope of the content within each chapter.

The Doctrine of Chances

Or, a Method of Calculating the Probabilities of Events in Play. The Third Edition, Fuller, Clearer, and More Correct Than the Former. By A. de Moivre, ...

Author: Abraham de Moivre

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electronic books

Page: 348

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Chance, Luck, and Statistics

Author: Horace C. Levinson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486419978

Category: Mathematics

Page: 357

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In simple, non-technical language, this volume explores the fundamentals governing chance and applies them to sports, government, and business. Topics includenbsp;the theory of probability in relation to superstitions, betting odds, warfare,nbsp;social problems, stocks, and other areas. "Clear and lively ...nbsp;remarkably accurate." —Scientific Monthly.

Sudoku für Dummies

Author: Andrew Heron,Edmund James

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

ISBN: 9783527702442

Category: Games

Page: 356

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"Sudoku für Dummies" gibt einen kurzen Abriss über die Geschichte von Sudoku, erklärt, wie Sudoku gelöst wird und welche Strategien es gibt. Vor allem bietet es das, was Sudoku-Süchtige und Neueinsteiger eigentlich wollen: 240 neue und einzigartige Rätsel verschiedener Schwierigkeitsstufen und natürlich auch die entsprechenden Lösungen für alle, die ein wenig mogeln und vor allem prüfen wollen, ob Ihre Lösung die Richtige ist. Unter www.sudoku-puzzle.de gibt's täglich ein neues Sudoku zum Ausdrucken und Lösen.

Der Dhandho-Investor

so funktioniert value investing auf Indisch

Author: Mohnish Pabrai

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783938350768

Category:

Page: 214

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Sie sind eine Minderheit, gleich wohin sie gehen. In der Heimat nicht gewollt, aus dem Exil vertrieben, ohne Geld, aber mit vielen hungrigen Kindern im Schlepptau so kamen die Patels aus Indien in den 70er-Jahren in den USA an. Obwohl nur ein Bruchteil der Inder in den USA zur Volksgruppe der Patels gehört, gehören Ihnen weit über 50 Prozent der Motels in den Vereinigten Staaten. Wie wurden aus den armen Immigranten so erfolgreiche Geschäftsleute? Monish Pabrai verrät Ihnen das Geheimnis: Dhandho. Dhandho heißt übersetzt etwa Unternehmungen, die Wohlstand hervorbringen. Darunter lassen sich neun Prinzipien zusammenfassen, die man bei seinen Geschäften beherzigen sollte. Indische Kultur mit westlichem Kapitalismus diese Mischung verspricht, ein Erfolgsrezept zu werden!

Fremd in ihrem Land

Eine Reise ins Herz der amerikanischen Rechten

Author: Arlie Russell Hochschild

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593507668

Category: Political Science

Page: 429

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In vielen westlichen Ländern sind rechte, nationalistische Bewegungen auf dem Vormarsch. Wie ist es dazu gekommen? Arlie Russell Hochschild reiste ins Herz der amerikanischen Rechten, nach Louisiana, und suchte fünf Jahre lang das Gespräch mit ihren Landsleuten. Sie traf auf frustrierte Menschen, deren "Amerikanischer Traum" geplatzt ist; Menschen, die sich abgehängt fühlen, den Staat hassen und sich der rechtspopulistischen Tea-Party-Bewegung angeschlossen haben. Hochschild zeigt eine beunruhigende Entwicklung auf, die auch in Europa längst begonnen hat. Hochschilds Reportage ist nicht nur eine erhellende Deutung einer gespaltenen Gesellschaft, sondern auch ein bewegendes Stück Literatur. "Jeder, der das moderne Amerika verstehen möchte, sollte dieses faszinierende Buch lesen." Robert Reich "Ein kluges, respektvolles und fesselndes Buch." New York Times Book Review "Eine anrührende, warmherzige und souverän geschriebene, ungemein gut lesbare teilnehmende Beobachtung. ... Wer ihr Buch liest, versteht die Wähler Trumps, weil sie auf Augenhöhe mit ihnen und nicht über sie spricht." FAZ

Evolution

eine Einführung

Author: Brian Charlesworth,Deborah Charlesworth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150187050

Category:

Page: 211

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Evolution auf den Punkt gebracht. Eine kurze Einführung in die Prinzipien und Fragen der Entstehung und Entwicklung des Lebens auf unserem Planeten.

Statistik für Dummies

Author: Deborah Rumsey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527705945

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

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Entdecken Sie mit "Statistik für Dummies" Ihren Spaß an der Statistik und werfen Sie einen Blick hinter die Kulissen der so beliebten Manipulation von Zahlenmaterial! Deborah Rumsey zeigt Ihnen das nötige statistische Handwerkszeug wie Stichprobe, Wahrscheinlichkeit, Bias, Median, Durchschnitt und Korrelation. Sie lernen die verschiedenen grafischen Darstellungsmöglichkeiten von statistischem Material kennen und werden über die unterschiedlichen Methoden der Auswertung erstaunt sein. Schärfen Sie mit diesem Buch Ihr Bewusstsein für Zahlen und deren Interpretation, so dass Ihnen keiner mehr etwas vormachen kann!

The Doctrine of Chances

Or, a Method of Calculating the Probability of Events in Play

Author: Abraham de Moivre

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110806180X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 280

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A Huguenot exile in England, the French mathematician Abraham de Moivre (1667-1754) formed friendships with such luminaries as Edmond Halley and Isaac Newton. Making his living from private tuition, he became a fellow of the Royal Society in 1697 and published papers on a range of topics. Probability theory had been pioneered by Pascal, Fermat and Huygens, with further development by the Bernoullis. Originally published in 1718, The Doctrine of Chances was the first English textbook on the new science and so influential that for a time the whole subject was known by the title of the work. Reissued here is the revised and expanded 1738 second edition which contains the remarkable discovery that when a coin is tossed many times, the binomial distribution may be approximated by the normal distribution. This version of the central limit theorem stands as one of de Moivre's most significant contributions to mathematics.