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    Operating on the theory that most people think of themselves as unable to deal with math, the author devotes the first half of his book to the most typical abuses of mathematics and the second part to the areas of everyday life (the media, gambling, politics, finance, advertising) where abuse is most rampant. 182 Pgs. 1993

    AGAINST THE GODS
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      Subtitled 'The Remarkable Story of Risk'. In this unique exploration of the role of risk in our society, Bernstein argues that the notion of bringing risk under control is one of the central idea that distinguishes modern times from the distant past. Against The Gods chronicles the remarkable intellectual adventure that liberated humanity from oracles and soothsayers by means of the powerful tools of risk management that are available to us today. Indexed 383 Pgs. 1998 ...

      AN ELEMENTARY INTRODUCTION TO THEORY OF PROBABILITY
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        The book begins by explaining, in simple terms, the meaning of the concept of probability for the layman, then delves into the various subjects. 130 pgs, paperback, 1962

        CHANCE, LUCK AND STATISTICS
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          In simple, non-technical language, this volume explores the fundamentals governing chance and applies them to sports, government, and business. Topics include the theory of probability in relation to superstitions, betting odds, warfare, social problems, stocks, and other areas. 357 pgs, paperback, 1963

          CONQUERING STATISTICS: NUMBERS WITHOUT THE CRUNCH
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            Writing specifically for the statistically scared, Weaver exposes the mathematics behind statistical analysis and shows how an understanding of probability, standard deviation, margins of error, and test groups can help in the reader's understanding of everything from the lottery to national polls to scientific data. With vivid and humorous examples,' Conquering Statistics' opens the world of statistics to the average reader as well as the student and offers an invaluable look at the science...

            FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS
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            RANDOM HOUSE Item #: 779 -

              This expanded edition about how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business includes up-to-date advances from behavioral, finance and cognitive science. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill, Taleb offers insights into one of the least understood factors in our lives. Written in an entertaining and narrative style, the book tackles three major intellectual issues: the problem of induction, the survivor ship biases, and our genetic...

              FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS - HC
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              PENGUIN GROUP USA INC. Item #: 4688 -

                Fooled by Randomness is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are The Black Swan, Antifragile, and The Bed of Procrustes. Now in a striking new hardcover edition, Fooled by Randomness is the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about business and the world. Nassim Nicholas...

                FORTUNE SELLERS
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                  A provocative expose that looks at the booming business of predicting the future from the weatherman to the economist, the market guru to the trend spotter. Sherden discusses using the stock market as a casino, and other topics surrounding the methods and madness of future experts. Extensive bibliography, 308 pgs, paperback, 1998

                  GAME THEORY AND STRATEGY
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                    An introduction to mathematical game theory (the theory of conflict and cooperation), that is applicable whenever two entities confront situations where the outcome for each depends on the behavior of all. Covers Two-Person Sum Games; Two-Person No-Zero-Sum Games and N-Person Games. Published by the Mathematical Association of America, it includes textbook-type charts and quizzes. Indexed 244 Pgs. 2002

                    HANDBOOK ON PERCENTAGES
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                      A reprint of a 1930 edition published by Joe Treybal, a St. Louis gambling supply manufacturer that was once regarded as one of the outstanding dice makers in the country. It was the first major effort to compile a list of the percentage advantage enjoyed by the operators of all banking house games. 64 pgs, paperback, 1976

                      HOW TO LIE WITH STATISTICS
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                        An interesting look at how the media, advertisers and cons use statistics incorrectly to support their claims. 142 Pgs. 1954

                        INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY
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                          Probability theory, the basis of statistics and game theory, can be fun to learn. Multiple exercises throughout the text help you to learn and practice the ideas and methods explained in the book. A good tool for learning probability skills. 247 Pgs. 1973

                          MATHLETICS
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                            Subtitled " How Gamblers, Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts Use Mathematics in Baseball, Basketball, and Football", 'Mathletics' is a remarkably entertaining book that shows readers how to use simple mathematics to analyze a range of statistical and probability-related questions in professional baseball, basketball, football and in sports gambling. How does professional baseball evaluate hitters? Is a singles hitter like Wade Boggs more valuable than a power hitter like David...

                            PROBABILITY FOR DUMMIES
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                              Whether you're hitting the books for a statistics course or hitting the tables at a casino, working out probabilities can be problematic. This book helps you even the odds. Using easy-to-understand explanations and examples, it demystifies probability and offers savvy tips to boost your chances of gambling success. Discusses how to conquer combinations and permutations; understand probability models from binomial to exponential; and play the odds in poker, roulette, and other games. 358 pgs,...

                              SCHAUMS OUTLINES: PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
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                                The ideal review for your probability and statistics course. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum’s Outlines for their expert knowledge and helpful solved problems. Written by renowned experts in this field, Schaum's Outline of Probability and Statistics covers what you need to know for your course and, more important, your exams. Step-by-step, the authors walk you through coming up with solutions to exercises in this topic. 760 fully-worked problems solved step-by-step...

                                SUPER CRUNCHERS
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                                  Why would a casino try to stop you from losing? How can a mathematical formula find your future spouse? In the past, one could get by on intuition and experience, but times have changed today the name of the game is data. Ayres shows how today's best and brightest organizations are analyzing massive databases at lightning speed to provide greater insights into human behavior. Indexed 260 Pgs. Hardcover, 2007

                                  THE COMPLEAT STRATEGYST: PRIMER ON THEORY OF STRATEGY GAMES
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                                    An entertaining text for anyone interested in game theory. Only a basic understanding of arithmetic is needed to grasp the necessary aspects of strategy games for two, three, four, and more players that feature two or more sets of inimical interests and a limitless array of zero-sum payoffs. 304 pgs, paperback, 2007

                                    THE FORTUNE SELLERS
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                                      A provocative expose that looks at the booming business of predicting the future from the weatherman to the economist, the market guru to the trend spotter. Sherden discusses using the stock market as a casino and other topics surrounding the methods and madness of future experts. Extensive bibliography.Indexed  308 Pgs. 1998 hardcover

                                      THE LOGIC OF LIFE
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                                        Subtitled "The Rational Economics of an Irrational World, " the author of The Undercover Economist argues that life, though it may seem chaotic and irrational, is logical after all. Under the surface of everyday insanity, hidden incentives are at work, and Harford illustrates how they emerge in the most unlikely places. 255 pgs, paperback, 2009

                                        THE MATHEMATICS OF GAMES AND GAMBLING
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                                          This book introduces and develops some of the important and beautiful elementary mathematics needed for rational analysis of various gambling and game activities. Most of the standard casino games (roulette, blackjack, keno), some social games (backgammon, poker, bridge) and various other activities (state lotteries, horse racing, etc.) are treated in ways that bring out their mathematical aspects. The mathematics developed range from the predictable concepts of probability, expectation and...

                                          PREDICTORS: HOW PHYSICISTS MADE FORTUNE ON WALL STREET
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                                            Subtitled "How a Band of Maverick Physicists Used Chaos Theory to Trade Their Way To a Fortune On Wall Street." Excerpted in The New Yorker and hailed by the business press, The Predictors is destined to become a classic of its generation--an antic, subversive odyssey into a universe defined by the mystical convergence of physics and finance. How could a couple of rumpled physicists in sandals and Eat-the-Rich T-shirts, piling computers into an adobe house in Santa Fe, hope to take on the...

                                            THEORY OF GAMES & ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR
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                                              This is the classic work upon which modern-day game theory is based. What began more than sixty years ago as a modest proposal that a mathematician and an economist write a short paper together blossomed, in 1944, when Princeton University Press published Theory of Games and Economic Behavior. In it, John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern conceived a groundbreaking mathematical theory of economic and social organization, based on a theory of games of strategy. Not only would this revolutionize...

                                              WHAT ARE THE ODDS?
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                                                An amusing, fascinating look at how statistics affect our lives daily. Includes a 23-page section on gambling - probabilities, winning the lottery, casino tips. Discusses odds or chances of finding romance, sex, death, disaster, war, workplace dangers, chances of being audited by the IRS, crime, health, getting into any Ivy League school, getting into show business, and writing a best-seller. Indexed 264 Pages Paperbound 2001

                                                WHAT IS A P-VALUE ANYWAY? 34 STORIES TO HELP YOU ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND STATISTICS
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                                                  'What is a p-value Anyway?'' offers a fun introduction to the fundamental principles of statistics, presenting the essential concepts in 34 brief, enjoyable stories. Drawing on his experience as a medical researcher, Vickers blends insightful explanations and humor, with minimal math, to help readers understand and interpret the statistics they read every day. Describes data, data distributions, variation of study results, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression and...