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The Resource Fifty Challenging Problems in Probability with Solutions, Frederick Mosteller, (electronic resource)

Fifty Challenging Problems in Probability with Solutions, Frederick Mosteller, (electronic resource)

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Fifty Challenging Problems in Probability with Solutions
Title
Fifty Challenging Problems in Probability with Solutions
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Frederick Mosteller
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Language
eng
Summary
Can you solve the problem of The Unfair Subway"? Marvin gets off work at random times between 3 and 5 p.m. His mother lives uptown, his girlfriend downtown. He takes the first subway that comes in either direction and eats dinner with the one he is delivered to. His mother complains that he never comes to see her, but he says she has a 50-50 chance. He has had dinner with her twice in the last 20 working days. Explain. Marvin's adventures in probability are one of the fifty intriguing puzzles that illustrate both elementary ad advanced aspects of probability, each problem designed to challenge the mathematically inclined. From "The Flippant Juror" and "The Prisoner's Dilemma" to "The Cliffhanger" and "The Clumsy Chemist," they provide an ideal supplement for all who enjoy the stimulating fun of mathematics. Professor Frederick Mosteller, who teaches statistics at Harvard University, has chosen the problems for originality, general interest, or because they demonstrate valuable techniques. In addition, the problems are graded as to difficulty and many have considerable stature. Indeed, one has "enlivened the research lives of many excellent mathematicians." Detailed solutions are included. There is every probability you'll need at least a few of them."
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1916-2006
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Mosteller, Frederick
Dewey number
519.2/076
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA273.25
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Probabilities
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Fifty Challenging Problems in Probability with Solutions, Frederick Mosteller, (electronic resource)
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https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTgyNTQ0MTk=
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frd00032177
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1 online resource (88 p.)
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one file format
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online
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9780486134963
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(epub)
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9780486134963
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Label
Fifty Challenging Problems in Probability with Solutions, Frederick Mosteller, (electronic resource)
Link
https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTgyNTQ0MTk=
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00032177
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (88 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486134963
Isbn Type
(epub)
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
9780486134963
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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