The Resource Dice world : science and life in a random universe, Brian Clegg
Dice world : science and life in a random universe, Brian Clegg
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 For centuries scientists believed that the universe was a vast machine  with enough detail, you could predict exactly what would happen. Admittedly real life wasn't like that. But only, they argued, because we didn't have enough data to be certain. Then the cracks began to appear. It proved impossible to predict exactly how three planets orbiting each other would move. Meteorologists discovered that the weather was truly chaotic  so dependent on small variations that it could never be predicted for more than a few days out. And the final nail in the coffin was quantum theory, showing that everything in the universe has probability at its heart. That gives human beings a problem. We understand the world through patterns. Randomness and probability will always be alien to us. But it's time to plunge into this fascinating, shadowy world, because randomness crops up everywhere. Probability and statistics are the only way to get a grip on nature's workings. They may even seal the fate of free will and predict how the universe will end. Forget Newton's clockwork universe. Welcome to Dice World
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 p. cm.
 Note
 Includes index
 Contents

 Machine generated contents note: ch. 0 Alea jacta est  ch. 1 Improbable world  Finding patterns  The patterns of science  The randomness confusion  Weighing up risk  From classical to chaos  ch. 2 More random than random  The success factor  Random success  Superstition conjures causation  A natural cycle  ch. 3 A measure for luck  The inhuman economist  Gambling with chance  ch. 4 It's all in the stats  What's it worth?  The law of large numbers  Distributing the outcomes  ch. 5 The clockwork universe  The universe according to Newton  No need for that hypothesis  ch. 6 Just three bodies  Relativity becomes special  The eternal triangle  Dice World  ch. 7 Chaos!  The unpredictables  The next bestseller  ch. 8 Statistical substance  Sample selection  Blinded by science  All in the context  Statistics aren't fair  The rare event  ch. 9 What does random mean?  Generating randomness  Cherry picking 
 Contents note continued: The unbalanced target  How significant is significant?  Probability on trial  The sources of randomness  ch. 10 Really random  Into the quantum atom  The light revolution  A case of uncertainty  ch. 11 No quantum cats  In the quantum tunnel  Dead or alive?  Interpreting the quantum  ch. 12 Improbable world redux  The quantum mechanical window  Einstein's hidden truths  Quantum secrecy  Computing with quanta  Beam me up  ch. 13 Follow the heat  Laying down the law  The law of change  Quantifying disorder  Entropy plays dice  ch. 14 Maxwell's demon  Unmixing the mixture  Uniqueness is disorder  The mystery of time  The clockwork runs down  ch. 15 Crystal balls and winning goats  It's in the stars  Future vision  A simulated world  Cars and goats  Born on a Tuesday  ch. 16 The Reverend Bayes and the golden retriever  The case of the informative mug 
 Contents note continued: Good guesses are better than nothing  Mr Bayes's oracle  ch. 17 Free will?  My lucky numbers  I had no choice  A spanner in the clockwork  The random deity
 Isbn
 9781848315167
 Label
 Dice world : science and life in a random universe
 Title
 Dice world
 Title remainder
 science and life in a random universe
 Statement of responsibility
 Brian Clegg
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 For centuries scientists believed that the universe was a vast machine  with enough detail, you could predict exactly what would happen. Admittedly real life wasn't like that. But only, they argued, because we didn't have enough data to be certain. Then the cracks began to appear. It proved impossible to predict exactly how three planets orbiting each other would move. Meteorologists discovered that the weather was truly chaotic  so dependent on small variations that it could never be predicted for more than a few days out. And the final nail in the coffin was quantum theory, showing that everything in the universe has probability at its heart. That gives human beings a problem. We understand the world through patterns. Randomness and probability will always be alien to us. But it's time to plunge into this fascinating, shadowy world, because randomness crops up everywhere. Probability and statistics are the only way to get a grip on nature's workings. They may even seal the fate of free will and predict how the universe will end. Forget Newton's clockwork universe. Welcome to Dice World
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Clegg, Brian
 Dewey number
 500
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 no index present
 Literary form
 non fiction
 http://library.link/vocab/subjectName

 Chaotic behavior in systems
 Science
 Science
 Science
 Science
 Chaotic behavior in systems
 Label
 Dice world : science and life in a random universe, Brian Clegg
 Note
 Includes index
 Contents

 Machine generated contents note: ch. 0 Alea jacta est  ch. 1 Improbable world  Finding patterns  The patterns of science  The randomness confusion  Weighing up risk  From classical to chaos  ch. 2 More random than random  The success factor  Random success  Superstition conjures causation  A natural cycle  ch. 3 A measure for luck  The inhuman economist  Gambling with chance  ch. 4 It's all in the stats  What's it worth?  The law of large numbers  Distributing the outcomes  ch. 5 The clockwork universe  The universe according to Newton  No need for that hypothesis  ch. 6 Just three bodies  Relativity becomes special  The eternal triangle  Dice World  ch. 7 Chaos!  The unpredictables  The next bestseller  ch. 8 Statistical substance  Sample selection  Blinded by science  All in the context  Statistics aren't fair  The rare event  ch. 9 What does random mean?  Generating randomness  Cherry picking 
 Contents note continued: The unbalanced target  How significant is significant?  Probability on trial  The sources of randomness  ch. 10 Really random  Into the quantum atom  The light revolution  A case of uncertainty  ch. 11 No quantum cats  In the quantum tunnel  Dead or alive?  Interpreting the quantum  ch. 12 Improbable world redux  The quantum mechanical window  Einstein's hidden truths  Quantum secrecy  Computing with quanta  Beam me up  ch. 13 Follow the heat  Laying down the law  The law of change  Quantifying disorder  Entropy plays dice  ch. 14 Maxwell's demon  Unmixing the mixture  Uniqueness is disorder  The mystery of time  The clockwork runs down  ch. 15 Crystal balls and winning goats  It's in the stars  Future vision  A simulated world  Cars and goats  Born on a Tuesday  ch. 16 The Reverend Bayes and the golden retriever  The case of the informative mug 
 Contents note continued: Good guesses are better than nothing  Mr Bayes's oracle  ch. 17 Free will?  My lucky numbers  I had no choice  A spanner in the clockwork  The random deity
 Control code
 000050778090
 Extent
 p. cm.
 Isbn
 9781848315167
 Isbn Type
 (pbk.)
 Label
 Dice world : science and life in a random universe, Brian Clegg
 Note
 Includes index
 Contents

 Machine generated contents note: ch. 0 Alea jacta est  ch. 1 Improbable world  Finding patterns  The patterns of science  The randomness confusion  Weighing up risk  From classical to chaos  ch. 2 More random than random  The success factor  Random success  Superstition conjures causation  A natural cycle  ch. 3 A measure for luck  The inhuman economist  Gambling with chance  ch. 4 It's all in the stats  What's it worth?  The law of large numbers  Distributing the outcomes  ch. 5 The clockwork universe  The universe according to Newton  No need for that hypothesis  ch. 6 Just three bodies  Relativity becomes special  The eternal triangle  Dice World  ch. 7 Chaos!  The unpredictables  The next bestseller  ch. 8 Statistical substance  Sample selection  Blinded by science  All in the context  Statistics aren't fair  The rare event  ch. 9 What does random mean?  Generating randomness  Cherry picking 
 Contents note continued: The unbalanced target  How significant is significant?  Probability on trial  The sources of randomness  ch. 10 Really random  Into the quantum atom  The light revolution  A case of uncertainty  ch. 11 No quantum cats  In the quantum tunnel  Dead or alive?  Interpreting the quantum  ch. 12 Improbable world redux  The quantum mechanical window  Einstein's hidden truths  Quantum secrecy  Computing with quanta  Beam me up  ch. 13 Follow the heat  Laying down the law  The law of change  Quantifying disorder  Entropy plays dice  ch. 14 Maxwell's demon  Unmixing the mixture  Uniqueness is disorder  The mystery of time  The clockwork runs down  ch. 15 Crystal balls and winning goats  It's in the stars  Future vision  A simulated world  Cars and goats  Born on a Tuesday  ch. 16 The Reverend Bayes and the golden retriever  The case of the informative mug 
 Contents note continued: Good guesses are better than nothing  Mr Bayes's oracle  ch. 17 Free will?  My lucky numbers  I had no choice  A spanner in the clockwork  The random deity
 Control code
 000050778090
 Extent
 p. cm.
 Isbn
 9781848315167
 Isbn Type
 (pbk.)
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