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Do Dice Play God?

Author: Ian Stewart.

Do Dice Play God?

Author: Ian Stewart.

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Item #: D14175
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Publication Date: 2019
Publisher: Basic
ISBN: 9781541699472
We want to be able to figure out who will win an election, if the stock market will crash, or if a suspect definitely committed a crime. But the odds are not in our favor. Life is full of uncertainty and humans are terrible at guessing. Thankfully, there is hope. As Ian Stewart reveals, over the course of history, mathematics ... More
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We want to be able to figure out who will win an election, if the stock market will crash, or if a suspect definitely committed a crime. But the odds are not in our favor. Life is full of uncertainty and humans are terrible at guessing. Thankfully, there is hope. As Ian Stewart reveals, over the course of history, mathematics has given us some of the tools we need to better manage the uncertainty that pervades our lives. From forecasting, to medical research, to figuring out how to win Let's Make a Deal, Stewart offers a satisfying tour of what we can know, and what we never will.


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