The Drunkard's walk : (Record no. 188753)

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International Standard Book Number 9780375424045
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International Standard Book Number 0375424040
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050 00 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CALL NUMBER
Classification number QA273
Item number .M63 2008
082 00 - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 519.2
Edition number 22
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Holding library TEXA
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Mlodinow, Leonard,
Dates associated with a name 1954-
245 14 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title The Drunkard's walk :
Remainder of title how randomness rules our lives /
Statement of responsibility, etc Leonard Mlodinow.
250 ## - EDITION STATEMENT
Edition statement 1st ed.
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Place of publication, distribution, etc New York :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc Pantheon Books,
Date of publication, distribution, etc c2008.
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent xi, 252 p. :
Other physical details ill. ;
Dimensions 25 cm.
504 ## - BIBLIOGRAPHY, ETC. NOTE
Bibliography, etc Includes bibliographical references and index.
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc An irreverent look at how randomness influences our lives, and how our successes and failures are far more dependent on chance events than we recognize.
505 0# - FORMATTED CONTENTS NOTE
Formatted contents note Peering through the eyepiece of randomness : the hidden role of chance : when human beings can be outperformed by a rat -- The laws of truths and half-truths : the basic principles of probability and how they are abused : why a good story is often less likely to be true than a flimsy explanation -- Finding your way through a space of possibilities : a framework for thinking about random situations : from a gambler in plague-ridden Italy to Let's Make a Deal -- Tracking the pathways to success : how to count the number of ways in which events can happen, and why it matters : the mathematical meaning of expectation -- The dueling laws of large and small numbers : the extent to which probabilities are reflected in the results we observe : Zeno's paradox, the concept of limits, and beating the casino at roulette -- False positives and positive fallacies : how to adjust expectations in light of past events or new knowledge : mistakes in conditional probability from medical screening to the O.J. Simpson trial and the prosecutor's fallacy -- Measurement and the law of errors : the meaning and lack of meaning in measurements : the bell curve and wine ratings, political polls, grades, and the position of planets -- The order in chaos : how large numbers can wash out the disorder of randomness : or why 200,000,000 drivers form a creature of habit -- Illusions of patterns and patterns of illusion : why we are often fooled by the regularities in chance events : can a million consecutive zeroes or the success of Wall Street gurus be random? -- The drunkard's walk : why chance is a more fundamental conception than causality : Bruce Willis, Bill Gates, and the normal accident theory of life.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Random variables
Form subdivision Popular works.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Probabilities
Form subdivision Popular works.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Chance
Form subdivision Popular works.
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          University of Texas At Tyler University of Texas At Tyler Stacks - 3rd Floor 2009-03-05 0.00 1 QA273 .M63 2008 0000001932821 2015-08-02 2009-10-06 0.00 2011-08-10 Book