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Name of Book: Classic Problems of Probability

Writer: Prakash Gorroochurn

Publisher: Wiley ( 2012 )

Pages: 328

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Contents:

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
1 Cardano and Games of Chance (1564) 1
2 Galileo and a Discovery Concerning Dice (1620) 9
3 The Chevalier de Mere Problem I: The Problem of Dice (1654) 13
4 The Chevalier de Mere Problem II: The Problem of Points (1654) 20
5 Huygens and the Gamblers Ruin (1657) 39
6 The PepysNewton Connection (1693) 49
7 Rencontres with Montmort (1708) 54
8 Jacob Bernoulli and his Golden Theorem (1713) 62
9 De Moivres Problem (1730) 81
10 De Moivre, Gauss, and the Normal Curve (1730, 1809) 89
11 Daniel Bernoulli and the St. Petersburg Problem (1738) 108
12 dAlembert and the Croix ou Pile Article (1754) 119
13 dAlembert and the Gamblers Fallacy (1761) 124
14 Bayes, Laplace, and Philosophies of Probability (1764, 1774) 129
15 Leibnizs Error (1768) 156
16 The Buffon Needle Problem (1777) 159
17 Bertrands Ballot Problem (1887) 169
18 Bertrands Strange Three Boxes (1889) 175
19 Bertrands Chords (1889) 179
20 Three Coins and a Puzzle from Galton (1894) 186
21 Lewis Carrolls Pillow Problem No. 72 (1894) 189
22 Borel and a Different Kind of Normality (1909) 194
23 Borels Paradox and Kolmogorovs Axioms (1909, 1933) 199
24 Of Borel, Monkeys, and the New Creationism (1913) 208
25 Kraitchiks Neckties and Newcombs Problem (1930, 1960) 215
26 Fisher and the Lady Tasting Tea (1935) 224
27 Benford and the Peculiar Behavior of the First Signicant Digit (1938) 233
28 Coinciding Birthdays (1939) 240
29 Levy and the Arc Sine Law (1939) 247
30 Simpsons Paradox (1951) 253
31 Gamow, Stern, and Elevators (1958) 260
32 Monty-Hall, Cars, and Goats (1975) 264
33 Parrondos Perplexing Paradox (1996) 271
Bibliography 277
Photo Credits 296
Index 299

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