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Randomness

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PAPERBACK

$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674107465

Publication Date: 10/01/1999

Short

256 pages

5-1/2 x 7 inches

32 line illustrations

World

  • Chance Encounters
  • Why Resort to Chance?
  • When the Gods Played Dice
  • Figuring the Odds
  • Thought Games for Gamblers
  • Chance or Necessity?
  • Order in Apparent Chaos
  • Wanted: Random Numbers
  • Randomness as Uncertainty
  • Paradoxes in Probability
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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