|Posted: February 13, 2010, 6:33 am - IP Logged|
What a great book!
Has something in it on gambling, heck it’s a whole chapter! My favorite sentence in the preface is “The context determines how we interpret the data.” Page xi. Any coin flipper would enjoy this book and as one reviewer said “Every reader regardless of background, is bound to find something new and interesting in this book.” – Robert Osserman author of Poetry of the Universe
The Jungles of Randomness. A Mathematical Safari
By Ivars Peterson.
One other review:
“A top-notch survey…far from being old and musty, mathematics is alive, vital and vibrant, full of unanswered questions that Peterson makes accessible to non-experts.” – LA times.