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The Resource Chancing it : the laws of chance and how they can work for you, Robert Matthews

Chancing it : the laws of chance and how they can work for you, Robert Matthews

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Chancing it : the laws of chance and how they can work for you
Title
Chancing it
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the laws of chance and how they can work for you
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Robert Matthews
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Chance, risk, uncertainty: they're all part of our lives, whether we're in business or on the school run, deciding future strategy or just the best route home. Sometimes their effects are intriguing: a streak of extraordinary luck, say, or some bizarre coincidence. More often they just leave us confused, unnerved - even anxious. When is a series of odd events mere happenstance, or something more significant? How do we make sense of the ever-changing evidence about what's good or bad for us? Just how reliable are predictions of weather, climate and elections - and how should we respond to them? In this book, award-winning scientist and writer Robert Matthews shows how we can cut through such conundrums using some of the most potent intellectual tools ever developed: the laws of probability. Using real-life examples, he shows how to wield them to: Understand and even predict coincidences Tell when insurance policies are worth having Make sense of medical tests and scientific 'breakthroughs' Judge when "expert" evidence is compelling or questionable Make decisions about everything from sports betting to weather forecasts Professor Matthews also gives a groundbreaking introduction to the power of Bayes's Theorem, whose ability to turn evidence into insight is now transforming our lives - and helping to unmask a major scientific scandal
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NLE
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1959-
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Matthews, Robert
Dewey number
519.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Probabilities
  • Probabilities
Target audience
general
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Chancing it : the laws of chance and how they can work for you, Robert Matthews
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057279355
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 290 pages
Isbn
9781781250303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)941070856
Label
Chancing it : the laws of chance and how they can work for you, Robert Matthews
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057279355
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 290 pages
Isbn
9781781250303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)941070856

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