The Resource Do dice play God? : the mathematics of uncertainty, Ian Stewart

Do dice play God? : the mathematics of uncertainty, Ian Stewart

Label
Do dice play God? : the mathematics of uncertainty
Title
Do dice play God?
Title remainder
the mathematics of uncertainty
Statement of responsibility
Ian Stewart
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Bestselling author Professor Ian Stewart explores the history and mathematics of uncertainty. Touching on gambling, probability, statistics, financial and weather forecasts, censuses, medical studies, chaos, quantum physics, and climate, he makes one thing clear: a reasonable probability is the only certainty
  • Life is full of uncertainty-- indeed, scientific advances indicate that the universe might be fundamentally inexact-- and humans are terrible at guessing. Stewart reveals that, over the course of history, mathematics has given us some of the tools we need to better manage the uncertainty that pervades our lives. From forecasting, to medical research, to figuring out how to win Let's Make a Deal, he provides a tour of what we can know, and what we never will. -- adapted from jacket
Cataloging source
FM0
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stewart, Ian
Dewey number
519.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA273
LC item number
.S74 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Probabilities
  • Chaotic behavior in systems
  • Chaotic behavior in systems
  • Probabilities
Label
Do dice play God? : the mathematics of uncertainty, Ian Stewart
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Six ages of uncertainty -- Reading the entrails -- Roll of the dice -- Toss of a coin -- Too much information -- Fallacies and paradoxes -- Social physics -- How certain are you? -- Law and disorder -- Unpredicting the predictable -- The weather factory -- Remedial measures -- Financial fortune-telling -- Our Bayesian brain -- Quantum uncertainty -- Do dice play God? -- Exploiting uncertainty -- Unknown unknowns
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781541699472
Lccn
2019938827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1112737615
  • 1839336
  • (OCoLC)on1112737615
  • 1839336
Label
Do dice play God? : the mathematics of uncertainty, Ian Stewart
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Six ages of uncertainty -- Reading the entrails -- Roll of the dice -- Toss of a coin -- Too much information -- Fallacies and paradoxes -- Social physics -- How certain are you? -- Law and disorder -- Unpredicting the predictable -- The weather factory -- Remedial measures -- Financial fortune-telling -- Our Bayesian brain -- Quantum uncertainty -- Do dice play God? -- Exploiting uncertainty -- Unknown unknowns
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781541699472
Lccn
2019938827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1112737615
  • 1839336
  • (OCoLC)on1112737615
  • 1839336

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