# The Pleasures of Probability (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics / Readings in Mathematics)

## Isaac, Richard

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The ideas of probability are all around us. Lotteries, casino gambling, the al­ most non-stop polling which seems to mold public policy more and more­ these are a few of the areas where principles of probability impinge in a direct way on the lives and fortunes of the general public. At a more re­ moved level there is modern science which uses probability and its offshoots like statistics and the theory of random processes to build mathematical descriptions of the real world. In fact, twentieth-century physics, in embrac­ ing quantum mechanics, has a world view that is at its core probabilistic in nature, contrary to the deterministic one of classical physics. In addition to all this muscular evidence of the importance of probability ideas it should also be said that probability can be lots of fun. It is a subject where you can start thinking about amusing, interesting, and often difficult problems with very little mathematical background. In this book, I wanted to introduce a reader with at least a fairly decent mathematical background in elementary algebra to this world of probabil­ ity, to the way of thinking typical of probability, and the kinds of problems to which probability can be applied. I have used examples from a wide variety of fields to motivate the discussion of concepts.

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The purpose of "The Pleasures of Probability" is to introduce some of the most fundamental ideas in classical probability to a fairly general audience - reaching from mathematical amateurs to scientists, from students to professional mathematicians. The only prerequisites required are a decent background in elementary algebra and an interest in discussions of a variety of problems and applications in probability. The style is informal, and the chapters are more like essays on a particular topic than textbook treatments. Even well-known problems are often covered in more depth than usual in order to illustrate underlying ideas. The book can be used as a text for a first course in probability or as a companion to a text. Each chapter ends with a few problems, the answers to which are given at the end of the book.

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## 1.The Pleasures of Probability (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics / Readings in Mathematics)

Editorial: Springer (1996)
ISBN 10: 038794415X ISBN 13: 9780387944159
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Descripción Springer, 1996. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1: Cars, Goats, and Sample Spaces. 2: How to Count: Birthdays andLotteries. 3: Conditional Probability: From Kings to Prisoners. 4: TheFormula of Thomas Bayes and Other Matters. 5: The Idea ofIndependence, with Applications. 6: A Little Bit About Games. 7:Random Variables, Expectations, and More About Games. 8: BaseballCards, The Law of Large Numbers, and Bad News for Gamblers. 9: FromTraffic to Chocolate Chip Cookies with the Poisson Distribution. 10:The Desperate Case of the Gambler's Ruin. 11: Breaking Sticks, TossingNeedles, and More: Probability on Continuous Sample Spaces. 12: NormalDistribution, and Order from Diversity via the Central Limit Theorem.13: Random Numbers: What They Are and How to Use Them. 14: Computersand Probability. 15: Statistics: Applying Probability to MakeDecisions. 16: Roaming the Number Line with a Markov Chain:Dependence. 17: The Bronian Motion, and Other Processes in ContinuousTime. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_038794415X

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