Struck By Lightning

September 12, 2006|
Struck By Lightning by Jeffrey S. Rosenthal
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From lotteries, opinion polls and insuranceto worries about murder rates, naturaldisasters and terrorism, probability plays amajor part in our everyday lives—a partthat is frequently and needlessly misunderstood.Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, a mathprofessor and improvisational comedian,comes to the rescue with this irreverent,bestselling exploration of the odds andoddities of randomness. Looking at suchfamiliar topics as poker hands, e-mailspam, political elections and game shows,Struck by Lightning puts probability intoperspective and has fun along the way.
JEFFREY S. ROSENTHALis 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 atwww.struckbylightning.ca.
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Title:Struck By Lightning
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:288 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1 in
Published:September 12, 2006
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780006394952

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