## Chance: A Guide to Gambling, Love, the Stock Market & Just about Everything ElseIn 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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#### LibraryThing Review

User Review - themulhern - LibraryThingSlender volume, good in parts, but patchy and not very well edited. The substitution of "match" for "natch" (short for naturally) really jumps out at the reader. The nineteen chapters are quite short ... Read full review

#### CHANCE: A Guide to Gambling, Love, the Stock Market, and Just About Everything Else

User Review - Jane Doe - KirkusAre you a betting person? Here's how to calculate the odds.Mathematician Aczel (Pendulum, 2003, etc.) surveys probability theory, using no math more complex than algebra. He defines probability, then ... Read full review

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Chance: A Guide to Gambling, Love, the Stock Market and Just about ... Amir D. Aczel No preview available - 2004 |

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Chance: A Guide to Gambling, Love, the Stock Market and Just about ... Amir D. Aczel No preview available - 2006 |