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Fluke : The Math and Myth of Coincidence (Hardcover) (Joseph Mazur)

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The author explores the math behind the phenomenon of coincidence by describing coincidence stories, their categories, and mathematical tools needed for analysis: the law of large numbers, the law of truly large numbers, the birthday problem, probability theory, and frequency distribution theory. He also discusses the frequencies of the stories and coincidences that resist analysis, such as stories of incriminating DNA evidence, lucky scientific breakthroughs, rogue market bets, ESP, and plots in fiction and folklore. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 273
Genre: Mathematics, Science
Sub-Genre: Probability + Statistics / General, Applied Sciences, History + Philosophy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Author: Joseph Mazur
Language: English
Street Date: March 29, 2016
TCIN: 50630461
UPC: 9780465060955
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-4599
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