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Applications in science, medicine, and operations research

in Probability

April 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Probability. 4917 words.

‘Applications in science, medicine, and operations research’ applies theories of probability to a range of different subject areas. Brownian motion of particles in liquid was explained by...

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Chance experiments

in Probability

April 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Probability. 3459 words.

‘Chance experiments’ expands on the notion of distributions, which are central to analysing the consequences of chance experiments. For discrete data, probability can be determined using...

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Curiosities and dilemmas

in Probability

April 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Probability. 2489 words.

‘Curiosities and dilemmas’ looks at some unusual probabilistic phenomena, before applying probability theory to modern day issues. It is accepted that a game which favours the house cannot...

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Fundamentals

in Probability

April 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Probability. 4550 words.

‘Fundamentals’ outlines the scope of probability and outlines some basic approaches to determining it. Probability is the formalisation of the study of the notion of uncertainty. There are...

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Games people play

John Haigh.

in Probability

April 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Probability. 3561 words.

‘Games people play’ looks at how probability can be appreciated and manipulated in different games. In a lottery there is no way of increasing the probability of your numbers coming up....

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Historical sketch

in Probability

April 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Probability. 4417 words.

‘Historical sketch’ outlines some of the notable discoveries in the field of probability research. Fermat and Pascal both showed ways of determining the winner of a series based on partial...

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Making sense of probabilities

in Probability

April 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Probability. 3068 words.

‘Making sense of probabilities’ shows how decisions can be made from correctly interpreting probabilities. Fair gambles are ones that give no advantage to either party. All commercial bets,...

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Other applications

in Probability

April 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Probability. 3525 words.

‘Other applications’ explores the applications of probability theory in less obvious fields, such as law, social science, sport, and economics. Many probability terms are used in a legal...

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Probability

John Haigh.

April 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Probability. 144 pages.

Probability: A Very Short Introduction explores ideas of probability and the different philosophical approaches to it. It provides a brief account of the history of development of...

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The workings of probability

in Probability

April 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Probability. 3371 words.

‘The workings of probability’ defines a number of axioms which can be applied when calculating probability. The Addition Law states that when two events are mutually exclusive, the...

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