By Michael M Woolfson

Probability and statistics impinge at the lifetime of the common individual in various methods — as is advised by means of the identify of this publication. quite often, info is supplied that's factually actual yet meant to provide a biased view. This booklet provides the real result of likelihood and data with out making heavy mathematical calls for at the reader. it may allow an clever reader to correctly investigate statistical details and to appreciate that a similar info may be provided in several ways.

Contents:

  • The Nature of Probability
  • Combining Probabilities
  • A Day on the Races
  • Making offerings and Selections
  • Non-Intuitive Examples of Probability
  • Probability and Health
  • Combining possibilities, The Craps online game Revealed
  • The united kingdom nationwide Lottery, Loaded cube and Crooked Wheels
  • Block Diagrams
  • The basic (or Gaussian) Distribution
  • Statistics — the gathering and research of Numerical Data
  • The Poisson Distribution and dying by means of Horse Kicks
  • Predicting balloting Patterns
  • Taking Samples — what percentage Fish within the Pond?
  • Differences — Rats and IQs
  • Crime is expanding and Decreasing
  • My Uncle Joe Smoked 60 a Day
  • Chance, good fortune and Making Decisions

Readership: Undergraduate scholars in arithmetic; normal public attracted to likelihood and statistics.

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