Chance: A Guide to Gambling, Love, the Stock Market & Just about Everything Else

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Thunder's Mouth Press, Nov 30, 2005 - Mathematics - 161 pages
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In Chance, celebrated mathematician Amir D. Aczel turns his sights on probability theory?the branch of mathematics that measures the likelihood of a random event. He explains probability in clear, layman's terms, and shows its practical applications.

What is commonly called luck has mathematical roots and in Chance, you'll learn to increase your odds of success in everything from true love to the stock market. For thousands of years, the twin forces of chance and mischance have beguiled humanity like none other. Why does fortune smile on some people, and smirk on others? What is luck, and why does it so often visit the undeserving? How can we predict the random events happening around us? Even better, how can we manipulate them? In this delightful and lucid voyage through the realm of the random, Dr. Aczel once again makes higher mathematics intelligible to us.

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Mathematician Aczel has written several books on mathematical and scientific topics for the general public (e.g., Fermat's Last Theorem ). In this new work, he once again explains the elements of ... Read full review

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Amir D. Aczel earned both his BA in mathematics and Master of Science degree from the University of Oregon. Among many other books, he is the author of Entanglement: The Greatest Mystery in Physics; The Mystery of the Aleph: Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity; and Fermat's Last Theorem: Unlocking the Secret of an Ancient Mathematical Problem, which was translated into fifteen languages. He is an internationnaly known mathematician and lives in Boston.

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