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Author Mazur, Joseph, author.

Title Fluke : the math and myth of coincidence / Joseph Mazur.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2016]


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  519.2 M458f 2016    ---  Available
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Description viii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- The stories -- Exceptional moments -- The girl from Petrovka and other benign coincidences -- Meaningful coincidences -- The mathematics -- What are the chances? -- Bernoulli's gift -- Long strings of heads -- Pascal's triangle -- The problem with monkeys -- The analysis -- Enormity of the world -- The stories of chapter 2 revisited -- The head-scratchers -- Evidence -- Discovery -- Risk -- Psychic power -- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight -- Epilogue.
Summary Looks at coincidences and unlikely occurrences, delving into the mathematical concepts of probability and sharing stories of striking flukes and coincidences from around the world.
Subject Coincidence theory (Mathematics)
Simultaneity (Physics)
Chance. (OCoLC)fst00852032
Coincidence. (OCoLC)fst00866642
Coincidence theory (Mathematics) (OCoLC)fst00866648
Simultaneity (Physics) (OCoLC)fst01740428
ISBN 9780465060955 (hardcover)
0465060951 (hardcover)
9780465040001 (ebook)

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