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Peter Norvig's libraryResults 51-60 of 174

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Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness

Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein - 2008 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Thaler and Sunstein offer a groundbreaking discussion of how to apply the science of choice to nudge people toward decisions that can improve their lives without restricting their freedom of choice.

Choices, Values, and Frames

Daniel Kahneman, Amos Tversky - 2000 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
An approach to the understanding of human decision making.

Judgment Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases

Daniel Kahneman, Paul Slovic, Amos Tversky - 1982 - Psychology - Limited preview
The thirty-five chapters in this book describe various judgmental heuristics and the biases they produce, not only in laboratory experiments but in important social, medical, and political situations as well. Individual chapters discuss the ...

Fooled By Randomness: The Hidden Role Of Chance In Life And In The Markets

Nassim Taleb - 2005 - Business & Economics - No preview available
Contends that randomness and probability have a large impact on life, claims that people regularly fail to recognize that role, and tells how to differentiate between randomness in general and the financial markets in particular.

The Human Use Of Human Beings: Cybernetics And Society

Norbert Wiener - 1988 - Science - Limited preview
Only a few books stand as landmarks in social and scientific upheaval. Norbert Wiener's classic is one in that small company. Founder of the science of cybernetics—the study of the relationship between computers and the human nervous system ...

Cybernetics Or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine

Norbert Wiener - 1965 - Computers - Limited preview
"This book represents the outcome, after more than a decade, of a program of work undertaken jointly with Dr. Arturo Rosenblueth. The author and Rosenbleuth, as well as other scientists, became aware of the essential unity of the set of problems ...

Tracking and Data Association

Yaakov Bar-Shalom, Thomas E. Fortmann - 1988 - Mathematics - Snippet view
In this book, we study theoretical and practical aspects of computing methods for mathematical modelling of nonlinear systems. A number of computing techniques are considered, such as methods of operator approximation with any given accuracy ...

The Mathematical Theory of Communication, Part 11

Claude E Shannon, Warren Weaver - 1963 - Language Arts & Disciplines - No preview available
Scientific knowledge grows at a phenomenal pace--but few books have had as lasting an impact or played as important a role in our modern world as The Mathematical Theory of Communication, published originally as a paper on communication theory ...

Game Theory

Roger B. Myerson - 1997 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Eminently suited to classroom use as well as individual study, Roger Myerson's introductory text provides a clear and thorough examination of the models, solution concepts, results, and methodological principles of noncooperative and cooperative ...