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Probability and Statistics

Morris H. DeGroot, Mark J. Schervish - 2002 - Mathematics - Snippet view
The revision of this well-respected text presents a balanced approach of the classical and Bayesian methods and now includes a new chapter on simulation (including Markov chain Monte Carlo and the Bootstrap), expanded coverage of residual ...

Introduction to Probability

Charles Miller Grinstead, James Laurie Snell - 1997 - Mathematics - Limited preview
Probability theory began in seventeenth century France when the two great French mathematicians, Blaise Pascal and Pierre de Fermat, corresponded over two problems from games of chance. Problems like those Pascal and Fermat solved continued to ...

Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

Peter L. Bernstein - 1998 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
A blend of biography and history shows how famous scientists and creative amateurs developed the concepts of risk, risk management, and probability, paving the way for progress in business and technology

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.