What Are the Chances

Author: Bart K. Holland
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801869419
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What, exactly, is chance? In this book, statistician and storyteller Holland takes readers on a tour of the world of probability. Weaving together tales from real life, he writes of surprising examples of probability in action, everyday events that can profoundly affect lives but are controlled by just a number.

The Physics of Rugby

Author: T. Lipscombe
Publisher: Nottingham University Press
ISBN: 1904761178
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Blending simple physics with anecdotes from the world of rugby, this informative reference demonstrates how to improve rugby techniques. Tackling, passing, running, and kicking are analyzed from a scientific perspective, incorporating Newton’s Laws, and then discussed in the wider context of the game. This valuable guide will not only instruct but also entertain sports-oriented students of all levels.

The Drunkard s Walk

Author: Leonard Mlodinow
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307275175
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Debunked

Author: Georges Charpak
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801878671
Format: PDF, Docs
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The authors examine a variety of subjects in the field of the occult and how they can be explained through simple physics or probability.

What Is a Number

Author: Robert Tubbs
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801890187
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Mathematics often seems incomprehensible, a melee of strange symbols thrown down on a page. But while formulae, theorems, and proofs can involve highly complex concepts, the math becomes transparent when viewed as part of a bigger picture. What Is a Number? provides that picture. Robert Tubbs examines how mathematical concepts like number, geometric truth, infinity, and proof have been employed by artists, theologians, philosophers, writers, and cosmologists from ancient times to the modern era. Looking at a broad range of topics—from Pythagoras’s exploration of the connection between harmonious sounds and mathematical ratios to the understanding of time in both Western and pre-Columbian thought—Tubbs ties together seemingly disparate ideas to demonstrate the relationship between the sometimes elusive thought of artists and philosophers and the concrete logic of mathematicians. He complements his textual arguments with diagrams and illustrations. This historic and thematic study refutes the received wisdom that mathematical concepts are esoteric and divorced from other intellectual pursuits—revealing them instead as dynamic and intrinsic to almost every human endeavor.

Ingenium

Author: Mark Denny
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801898463
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Whether you dream of making a better mousetrap or launching pumpkins into the stratosphere, Ingenium will tickle your fancy.