## Lady Luck: The Theory of ProbabilityEveryday questions such as "Should I take my umbrella?" involve probability, a topic important in daily life and in science. This witty, nontechnical introduction to the subject elucidates such concepts as permutations, independent events, mathematical expectation, the law of averages and more. No advanced math required. 49 drawings. |

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### Contents

Thoughts about Thinking | 21 |

The Birth of Lady Luck | 43 |

The Concept of Mathematical Probability | 53 |

The Counting of Cases | 83 |

Some Basic Probability Rules | 102 |

Some Problems | 114 |

Mathematical Expectation | 149 |

The Law of Averages | 177 |

Binomial Experiments | 204 |

The Law of Large Numbers | 225 |

Distribution Functions and Probabilities | 241 |

Rare Events Coincidences | 278 |

Probability and Statistics | 304 |

Probability and Gambling | 324 |

Lady Luck Becomes a Lady | 349 |

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