The Jungles of Randomness: A Mathematical Safari

The Jungles of Randomness: A Mathematical Safari

by Ivars Peterson, Avars Peterson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471295877
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/22/1998
Pages: 247
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

IVARS PETERSON is one of today's most popular math authors. He is the mathematics and physics editor of Science News, and the author of four previous books, including the bestselling The Mathematical Tourist, as well as Islands of Truth, Newton's Clock, and Fatal Defect. He received the award for "exceptional skill in communicating mathematics to the general audience" in 1991 from the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics.

Table of Contents

The Die Is Cast.
Sea of Life.
Shell Game.
Call of the Firefly.
Different Drums.
Noise Police.
Complete Chaos.
Trials of a Wanderer.
Gambling with Numbers.
Lifetimes of Chance.

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