Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities

Paperback | September 12, 2006

byJeffrey 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.

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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 explo...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1 inPublished:September 12, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0006394957

ISBN - 13:9780006394952

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