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6. Games people play

6. Games people play  

John Haigh

in Probability: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777943
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588480.003.0006
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‘Games people play’ looks at how probability can be appreciated and manipulated in different games. In a lottery there is no way of increasing the probability of your numbers coming up. ... More
7. Applications in science, medicine, and operations research

7. Applications in science, medicine, and operations research  

John Haigh

in Probability: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777943
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588480.003.0007
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‘Applications in science, medicine, and operations research’ applies theories of probability to a range of different subject areas. Brownian motion of particles in liquid was explained by ... More
4. Probability

4. Probability  

David J. Hand

in Statistics: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777097
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10.1093/actrade/9780199233564.003.0004
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‘Probability’ examines how statistics deals with uncertainty. In probability calculus events are assigned a number between zero and one based on the degree of belief about their likelihood. ... More
3. Historical sketch

3. Historical sketch  

John Haigh

in Probability: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588480.003.0003
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‘Historical sketch’ outlines some of the notable discoveries in the field of probability research. Fermat and Pascal both showed ways of determining the winner of a series based on partial ... More
6. Fund management

6. Fund management  

Mark H. A. Davis

in Mathematical Finance: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2019
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Jan 2019
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9780191829932
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10.1093/actrade/9780198787945.003.0006
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‘Fund management’ discusses the objective to form portfolios of assets so as to maximize the investment return. A mathematical finance-oriented approach to optimal investment, in the ... More
8. Other applications

8. Other applications  

John Haigh

in Probability: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777943
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588480.003.0008
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‘Other applications’ explores the applications of probability theory in less obvious fields, such as law, social science, sport, and economics. Many probability terms are used in a legal ... More
6. Households and firms

6. Households and firms  

Partha Dasgupta

in Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776328
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853455.003.0007
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‘Households and firms’ assesses the economics of smaller institutions. The household is perhaps the smallest institutional unit, defined by families sharing food. Parents wish to promote ... More
Statistics: A Very Short Introduction

Statistics: A Very Short Introduction  

David J. Hand

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Oct 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777097
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10.1093/actrade/9780199233564.001.0001
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Statistics: A Very Short Introduction describes a field very different from the dry and dusty discipline of the popular imagination. In its place is an exciting subject which ... More
3. Collecting good data

3. Collecting good data  

David J. Hand

in Statistics: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777097
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10.1093/actrade/9780199233564.003.0003
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‘Collecting good data’ investigates the properties of good and bad data. Bad data can either be incomplete (where some of the values are missing), or incorrect (where some of the values are ... More
Probability: A Very Short Introduction

Probability: A Very Short Introduction  

John Haigh

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777943
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588480.001.0001
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9780199588480
Probability: A Very Short Introduction explores ideas of probability and the different philosophical approaches to it. It provides a brief account of the history of development ... More
4. Chance experiments

4. Chance experiments  

John Haigh

in Probability: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777943
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588480.003.0004
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‘Chance experiments’ expands on the notion of distributions, which are central to analysing the consequences of chance experiments. For discrete data, probability can be determined using ... More
5. Making sense of probabilities

5. Making sense of probabilities  

John Haigh

in Probability: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777943
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588480.003.0005
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9780199588480
‘Making sense of probabilities’ shows how decisions can be made from correctly interpreting probabilities. Fair gambles are ones that give no advantage to either party. All commercial bets, ... More

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