Chance: The science and secrets of luck, randomness and probability

Chance: The science and secrets of luck, randomness and probability

New Scientist

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For you to be here today reading this requires a mind-boggling series of lucky breaks, starting with the Big Bang and ending in your own conception. So it's not surprising that we persist in thinking that we're in with a chance, whether we're playing the lottery or working out the likelihood of extra-terrestrial life.

In Chance, a (not entirely) random selection of the New Scientist's sharpest minds provide fascinating insights into luck, randomness, risk and probability. From the secrets of coincidence to placing the perfect bet, the science of random number generation to the surprisingly haphazard decisions of criminal juries, it will explore these, and many other, tantalising questions.

Following on from the bestselling Nothing and Question Everything, this book will open your eyes to the weird and wonderful world of chance - and help you see when some things, in fact, aren't random at all.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781781255438
BY (AUTHOR) New Scientist, EDITED BY Brooks, Michael
PUBLISHER : Profile Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : October 02, 2014
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Profile Books Ltd
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm
WEIGHT : 237 g
SERIES : New Scientist

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Mathematics & Science