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The Resource Benford's law : theory and applications, edited by Steven J. Miller

Benford's law : theory and applications, edited by Steven J. Miller

Label
Benford's law : theory and applications
Title
Benford's law
Title remainder
theory and applications
Statement of responsibility
edited by Steven J. Miller
Creator
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Benford's law states that the leading digits of many data sets are not uniformly distributed from one through nine, but rather exhibit a profound bias. This bias is evident in everything from electricity bills and street addresses to stock prices, population numbers, mortality rates, and the lengths of rivers. Here, Steven Miller brings together many of the world's leading experts on Benford's law to demonstrate the many useful techniques that arise from the law, show how truly multidisciplinary it is, and encourage collaboration. Beginning with the general theory, the contributors explain the prevalence of the bias, highlighting explanations for when systems should and should not follow Benford's law and how quickly such behavior sets in. They go on to discuss important applications in disciplines ranging from accounting and economics to psychology and the natural sciences. The contributors describe how Benford's law has been successfully used to expose fraud in elections, medical tests, tax filings, and financial reports. Additionally, numerous problems, background materials, and technical details are available online to help instructors create courses around the book. Emphasizing common challenges and techniques across the disciplines, this accessible book shows how Benford's law can serve as a productive meeting ground for researchers and practitioners in diverse fields.--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Steven J.
Dewey number
519.24
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Distribution (Probability theory)
  • Probability measures
Label
Benford's law : theory and applications, edited by Steven J. Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 402-432) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1771364x
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 438 pages
Isbn
9780691147611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)894625341
Label
Benford's law : theory and applications, edited by Steven J. Miller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 402-432) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1771364x
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 438 pages
Isbn
9780691147611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)894625341

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