Struck by lightning: the curious world of probabilities

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subject_facet Chance, Probabilities, Random variables, Stochastic processes
table_of_contents Surrounded by randomness: probabilities everywhere -- What are the odds of that? Coincidence and surprise -- Laying down the law: why casinos always win -- Dealing the cards: bridge, poker, and blackjack -- Murder most foul: measuring trends -- Utility functions: how to make decisions -- White lab coats: what studies do and don't show -- Ain't gonna happen: very low probabilities -- Interlude: the case of the collapsing casino -- Fifty-one percent to forty-nine percent: the true meaning of polls -- Nineteen times out of twenty: margins of error -- Randomness to the rescue: when uncertainty is your friend -- Evolution, genes, and viruses: randomness in biology -- That wily Monty Hall: finding probabilities from clues -- Spam, spam, probability, and spam: blocking unwanted e-mail -- Ignorance, chaos, and quantum mechanics: causes of randomness -- Final exam: do you have probability perspective?
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