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The Resource Do dice play God? : the mathematics of uncertainty, Ian Stewart

Do dice play God? : the mathematics of uncertainty, Ian Stewart

Label
Do dice play God? : the mathematics of uncertainty
Title
Do dice play God?
Title remainder
the mathematics of uncertainty
Statement of responsibility
Ian Stewart
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Uncertainty is everywhere. It lurks in every consideration of the future - the weather, the economy, the sex of an unborn child - even quantities we think that we know such as populations or the transit of the planets contain the possibility of error. It's no wonder that, throughout that history, we have attempted to produce rigidly defined areas of uncertainty - we prefer the surprise party to the surprise asteroid. Here Ian Stewart explores the history and mathematics of uncertainty. Touching on gambling, probability, statistics, financial and weather forecasts, censuses, medical studies, chaos, quantum physics, and climate, he makes one thing clear: a reasonable probability is the only certainty
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1945-
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Stewart, Ian
Dewey number
  • 519.2
  • 519.2
  • 519.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Probabilities
  • Uncertainty
  • Chaotic behavior in systems
  • Popular Science and Nature
Label
Do dice play God? : the mathematics of uncertainty, Ian Stewart
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781781259443
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781781259443
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Do dice play God? : the mathematics of uncertainty, Ian Stewart
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781781259443
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781781259443
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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