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Probability Resources

Filed under: Mathematical — Jim @ 10:05 am

For those who are not aware, there is a new chapter in the book about Random Numbers.  Because it is only a 50 page chapter in a much larger work, I don’t go into as much detail as I would have liked about probability.  So I recommend a couple of longer works dedicated to the subject.  One is Grinstead and Snell’s Introduction to Probability, which I had the honor of being taught from (in a pre-release edition) by John Kemeny.  The other is Larry Gonick’s Cartoon Guide to Statistics, which is a surprisingly informative little book.  However, after seeing a review of The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, by Leonard Mlodinow, I may have a third.  I recommend at least reading the review, and possibly checking out the book.

And if you’re into podcasts (and who isn’t, really?  But I jest), the BBC’s In Our Time podcast has a episode about Probability.  I haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet, but if it’s like their other programmes, I’m sure it will be quite interesting and informative.

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