Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers has 40 ratings and 8 reviews. David said: This is a very good book about methods for computing probability. This book comprises 21 problems in probability, some having several parts, that are fairly discursively set out over 65 pages. Their solutions occupy 95 pages. Review of Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers, Paul J. Nahin: a very good read, a very useful book, very nice problems.
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Games of Russian roulette, problems involving the accumulation of insects on flypaper, and strategies for determining the odds of the underdog winning the World Series all reveal intriguing dimensions to the workings of probability. If you know any programming language, the code is simple enough to understand.
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Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers by Paul J. Nahin
If idiots A and B alternately take aim idlots each other with a six-shot revolver containing one bullet, what is the probability idiot A will win? Jolyn Brand rated it liked it May 12, Personally, I prefer Perl and that is what I used to run some of the simulations. The format of this book is different from his previous texts, but the high quality probahility is still there. Each rifle has a probability p of finding its mark.
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Trivia About Duelling Idiots a Some knowledge of basic probability and random variables is required to fully understand the problems and solutions. Ryan rated it liked it Aug 14, The problem is to find out the probability that she picked rifle 1 and the probability that she picked rifle 2. This is, as billed, a book of puzzlers and problems. Measurement Science and TechnologyVolume 12Number 3. See all 3 reviews. There are two types of methods discussed here: I do not agree with others who way this is poorly written – there’s probabilitt narrative, but it’s a book of puzzles!
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I believe that the computer programs could have been included in a CD or diskette, or a download site could have been used. Shanthanu rated it really liked it Dec 16, Read more Read less.
I was looking for something a little simpler Jan 20, Ixiots rated it really liked it Recommended to David by: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.
Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. There are no discussion topics on this book othee. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Written in an informal way and containing a plethora of interesting historical material, Duelling Idiots is ideal for those who are fascinated by mathematics and the role it plays in everyday life and in our imaginations.
Written in an informal way and containing a plethora of interesting historical material, Duelling Idiots is ideal for those who are fascinated by mathematics and the role it plays in everyday life and in our imaginations. At the design level, it is very irritating that the running heads are in fact running feet, and that they do not include the name or number of the problem or solution in progress on the page.
Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers
Let’s say you This is a recreational puzzle book for anyone who’s completed the freshmen calculus sequence and taken a first course in probability and knows how to program. MikeG rated it really liked it Feb 18, Good algebra skills are essential, and calculus is also required to solve some ruelling the puzzles analytically.
In this collection of twenty-one puzzles, Paul Nahin challenges us to think creatively about the laws of probability as they apply in playful, sometimes deceptive, ways to a fascinating array of iiots situations. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.