A Very Short Introduction
Haigh, John (Book - 2012 )

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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.
Authors: Haigh, John, 1955-
Title: Probability
a very short introduction
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
Characteristics: 128 p. :,ill. ;,18 cm
Statement of Responsibility: John Haigh
ISBN: 0199588481
Branch Call Number: 519.2 H1497p 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 121-123) and index
Subject Headings: Probabilities
Topical Term: Probabilities
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This small book provides basic information about how to make good decisions when you do not (and cannot) know all the variables.

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