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|Title||Chance, Luck and Statistics|
|Author(s)||Horace C. Levinson|
|Description||To understand the laws behind chance and probability, you don't need a degree or other formal training in mathematics; all you need is this book! In simple, nontechical language, it will introduce you to the fundamentals governing chance. Then you'll find a host of practical statistical applications for new knowledge, including everyday pursuits ranging from sports and government to business and other fields.
The first part explains the theory of probability, with particular reference to superstitions and fallacies, betting odds, and the law of mathematical expectation, and with specific applicaitons to poker, roulette, lotteries, dice games, bridge, and other games involving chance. The second part illustrates how to apply the principles behind probability theory to statistics, with discussions of normal frequency distributions and the dangers of misusing statistics. A survey of statistical applications takes in a remarkable variety of fields, including strategic warfare, social problems, stock speculation, advertising, and operations research.
Written in a highly readable style, with frequent touches of humor, this volume will enliven any course in probability and statistics. It will appeal to both teachers and students of probability and statistics as well as to nonmathematicians.
|Book Dimensions||Width: 5.88″ (5 7/8″)|
|Height: 8.5″ (8½″)|
|Depth: 0.75″ (¾″)|
|Contents||Preface to Dover Edition, Foreword, [PART I: CHANCE] Chance Luck and Statistics, Gamblers and Scientists, The World of Superstition, Fallacies, The Grammar of Chance, "Head or Tails", Betting and Expectation, Who Is Going To Win?, Chance and Speculation, Poker Chances, Poker Chances and Strategy, Roulette, Lotteries Craps and Bridge, [PART II: STATISTICS] From Chance to Statistics, Chance and Statistics, Fallacies in Statistics, Statistics at Work, Advertising and Statistics, Business and Statistics, Appendix I, Appendix II, Index|
|Published||2001 (originally published in 1939)|
|Publisher||Dover Publications (www.doverpublications.com). Originally published by Rinehart & Company.
Published in Canada by General Publishing Company, Ltd., 895 Don Mills Road, 400-2 Park Centre, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1W3.
Published in the United Kingdom by David & Charles, Brunel House, Forde Close, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 4PU.
|Copyright||© 1939, 1950, 1963 by Horace C. Levinson. All rights reserved under Pan American and International Copyright Conventions.|
|Manufactured / Printed in||United States of America|
|Book Format||Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle, eBook|
|Quoted Reviews||"The style is clear and lively. The treatment . . . is remarkably accurate. In short, it is a good book." — Scientific Monthly|
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|Other||Dover (2001) revised and enlarged version of the work published by Rinehart & Company, 1950, as The Science of Chance. The first edition of this work, published in 1939, was called Your Chance to Win. Index. Two Appendices. 384pp. 5 3/8 x 8½. Paperbound.|
|Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data||1. Probabilities.|
|2. Games of chance (Mathematics).|
|I. Levinson, Horace C. (Horace Clifford). Science of Chance.|
|LC Control Number||2001032362|
|LC Call Number||GV1302.L4 2001|
|DDC Call Number||519—dc21|