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The Resource Will you be alive 10 years from now? : and numerous other curious questions in probability : a collection of not so wellknown mathematical mindbenders (with solutions, with one exception), Paul J. Nahin
Will you be alive 10 years from now? : and numerous other curious questions in probability : a collection of not so wellknown mathematical mindbenders (with solutions, with one exception), Paul J. Nahin
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The item Will you be alive 10 years from now? : and numerous other curious questions in probability : a collection of not so wellknown mathematical mindbenders (with solutions, with one exception), Paul J. Nahin represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Boston University Libraries.
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 "What are the chances of a gameshow contestant finding a chicken in a box? Is the Hanukkah dreidel a fair game? Will you be alive ten years from now? These are just some of the oneofakind probability puzzles that acclaimed popular math writer Paul Nahin offers in this lively and informative book.Nahin brings probability to life with colorful and amusing historical anecdotes as well as an electrifying approach to solving puzzles that illustrates many of the techniques that mathematicians and scientists use to grapple with probability. He looks at classic puzzles from the pastfrom Galileo's dicetossing problem to a disarming dice puzzle that would have astonished even Newtonand also includes a dozen challenge problems for you to tackle yourself, with complete solutions provided in the back of the book.Nahin then presents twentyfive unusual probability puzzlers that you aren't likely to find anywhere else, and which range in difficulty from ones that are easy but clever to others that are technically intricate. Each problem is accompanied by an entertaining discussion of its background and solution, and is backed up by theory and computer simulations whenever possible in order to show how theory and computer experimentation can often work together on probability questions. All the MATLAB Monte Carlo simulation codes needed to solve the problems computationally are included in the book. With his characteristic wit, audacity, and insight, Nahin demonstrates why seemingly simple probability problems can stump even the experts"
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 1 online resource (250 pages)
 Isbn
 9781400848379
 Label
 Will you be alive 10 years from now? : and numerous other curious questions in probability : a collection of not so wellknown mathematical mindbenders (with solutions, with one exception)
 Title
 Will you be alive 10 years from now?
 Title remainder
 and numerous other curious questions in probability : a collection of not so wellknown mathematical mindbenders (with solutions, with one exception)
 Statement of responsibility
 Paul J. Nahin
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 "What are the chances of a gameshow contestant finding a chicken in a box? Is the Hanukkah dreidel a fair game? Will you be alive ten years from now? These are just some of the oneofakind probability puzzles that acclaimed popular math writer Paul Nahin offers in this lively and informative book.Nahin brings probability to life with colorful and amusing historical anecdotes as well as an electrifying approach to solving puzzles that illustrates many of the techniques that mathematicians and scientists use to grapple with probability. He looks at classic puzzles from the pastfrom Galileo's dicetossing problem to a disarming dice puzzle that would have astonished even Newtonand also includes a dozen challenge problems for you to tackle yourself, with complete solutions provided in the back of the book.Nahin then presents twentyfive unusual probability puzzlers that you aren't likely to find anywhere else, and which range in difficulty from ones that are easy but clever to others that are technically intricate. Each problem is accompanied by an entertaining discussion of its background and solution, and is backed up by theory and computer simulations whenever possible in order to show how theory and computer experimentation can often work together on probability questions. All the MATLAB Monte Carlo simulation codes needed to solve the problems computationally are included in the book. With his characteristic wit, audacity, and insight, Nahin demonstrates why seemingly simple probability problems can stump even the experts"
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 Nahin, Paul J
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 LC call number
 QA273.25
 LC item number
 .N344 2014eb
 Literary form
 non fiction
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 Will you be alive 10 years from now? : and numerous other curious questions in probability : a collection of not so wellknown mathematical mindbenders (with solutions, with one exception), Paul J. Nahin
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Carrier category
 online resource
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 rdacarrier
 Color
 multicolored
 Content category
 text
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Extent
 1 online resource (250 pages)
 Form of item
 online
 Isbn
 9781400848379
 Isbn Type
 (ebook)
 Media category
 computer
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Note
 Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
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 illustrations
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 remote
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 (OCoLC)858861387
 (CaPaEBR)ebr10764630
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 Will you be alive 10 years from now? : and numerous other curious questions in probability : a collection of not so wellknown mathematical mindbenders (with solutions, with one exception), Paul J. Nahin
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Carrier category
 online resource
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Color
 multicolored
 Content category
 text
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Extent
 1 online resource (250 pages)
 Form of item
 online
 Isbn
 9781400848379
 Isbn Type
 (ebook)
 Media category
 computer
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Note
 Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 Specific material designation
 remote
 System control number

 (OCoLC)858861387
 (CaPaEBR)ebr10764630
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