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The Resource Everyday probability and statistics : health, elections, gambling and war, Michael M. Woolfson

Everyday probability and statistics : health, elections, gambling and war, Michael M. Woolfson

Label
Everyday probability and statistics : health, elections, gambling and war
Title
Everyday probability and statistics
Title remainder
health, elections, gambling and war
Statement of responsibility
Michael M. Woolfson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher description: Probability and statistics impinge on the life of the average person in a variety of ways--as is suggested by the title of this book. Very often, information is provided that is factually accurate but intended to present a biased view. This book presents the important results of probability and statistics without making heavy mathematical demands on the reader. It should enable an intelligent reader to properly assess statistical information and to understand that the same information can be presented in different ways. The author presents a new chapter exploring science and society including the way that scientists communicate with the public on current topics such as global warming. The book also investigates pensions and pension policy, and how they are influenced by changing actuarial tables
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Woolfson, Michael Mark
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA273.15
LC item number
.W66 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Probabilities
  • Statistics
Label
Everyday probability and statistics : health, elections, gambling and war, Michael M. Woolfson
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
The Nature of Probability -- Combining Probabilities -- A Day at the Races -- Making Choices and Selections -- Non-Intuitive Examples of Probability -- Probability and Health -- Combining Probabilities : The Craps Game Revealed -- The UK National Lottery, Loaded Dice and Crooked Wheels -- Block Diagrams -- The Normal (or Gaussian) Distribution -- Statistics: The Collection and Analysis of Numerical Data -- The Poisson Distribution and Death by Horse Kicks -- Predicting Voting Patterns -- Taking Samples: How Many Fish in the Pond? -- Differences : Rats and IQs -- Crime is Increasing and Decreasing -- My Uncle Joe Smoked 60 a Day -- Chance, Luck and Making Decisions -- Science and Society -- The Pensions Problem -- Solutions to Problems
Control code
762687441
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 278 p.
Isbn
9781848167629
Other physical details
ill. (col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)762687441
Label
Everyday probability and statistics : health, elections, gambling and war, Michael M. Woolfson
Publication
Contents
The Nature of Probability -- Combining Probabilities -- A Day at the Races -- Making Choices and Selections -- Non-Intuitive Examples of Probability -- Probability and Health -- Combining Probabilities : The Craps Game Revealed -- The UK National Lottery, Loaded Dice and Crooked Wheels -- Block Diagrams -- The Normal (or Gaussian) Distribution -- Statistics: The Collection and Analysis of Numerical Data -- The Poisson Distribution and Death by Horse Kicks -- Predicting Voting Patterns -- Taking Samples: How Many Fish in the Pond? -- Differences : Rats and IQs -- Crime is Increasing and Decreasing -- My Uncle Joe Smoked 60 a Day -- Chance, Luck and Making Decisions -- Science and Society -- The Pensions Problem -- Solutions to Problems
Control code
762687441
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 278 p.
Isbn
9781848167629
Other physical details
ill. (col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)762687441

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