Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities

Hardcover | September 1, 2005

byJeffrey Rosenthal

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Randomness, uncertainty and probability are everywhere, andwhile no one can predict uncertain events with certainty, we can at leastunderstand uncertainty itself. In this entertaining look at the world ofprobabilities, Jeffrey Rosenthal, an improbably talented math professor,musician and improvisational comedian, explains the mechanics of randomness andteaches us how to develop an informed perspective on probability.

From lotteries to casinos, insurance rates to crime rates, gameshows to airline crashes, cancer to SARS, Struck by Lightning deconstructsthe odds and oddities of chance in an understandable, relevant and irreverentexploration.

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Randomness, uncertainty and probability are everywhere, andwhile no one can predict uncertain events with certainty, we can at leastunderstand uncertainty itself. In this entertaining look at the world ofprobabilities, Jeffrey Rosenthal, an improbably talented math professor,musician and improvisational comedian, explains the mechanics...

JEFFREY S. ROSENTHAL is a professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Toronto. At 24, he received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard. He has written two textbooks on probability theory and is also an amateur musician and computer-game programmer. He lives in Toronto. Visit him online at www.struckbylightning.ca.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.6 × 6.25 × 0.8 inPublished:September 1, 2005Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0002007916

ISBN - 13:9780002007917

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