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The Resource What's luck got to do with it? : the history, mathematics, and psychology behind the gambler's illusion, Joseph Mazur

What's luck got to do with it? : the history, mathematics, and psychology behind the gambler's illusion, Joseph Mazur

Label
What's luck got to do with it? : the history, mathematics, and psychology behind the gambler's illusion
Title
What's luck got to do with it?
Title remainder
the history, mathematics, and psychology behind the gambler's illusion
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Mazur
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
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Mazur, Joseph
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Games of chance (Mathematics)
  • Chance
  • Gambling
Label
What's luck got to do with it? : the history, mathematics, and psychology behind the gambler's illusion, Joseph Mazur
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-266) 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.
Contents
The history -- Pits, pebbles, and bones : rolling to discover fate -- The professionals : luck becomes measurable -- From coffeehouses to casinos : gaming becomes big business -- There's no stopping it now : from bans to bookies -- Betting with trillions : the 2008 world economic calamity -- The mathematics -- Who's got a royal flush? : one deal as likely as another -- The behavior of a coin : making predictions with probability -- Someone has to win : betting against expectation -- A truly astonishing result : the weak law of large numbers -- The skill/luck spectrum : even great talent needs some good fortune -- The analysis -- Let it ride : the house money effect -- Knowing when to quit : psychomanaging risk -- The theories : what makes a gambler? -- Hot hands : expecting long runs of the same outcome -- Luck : the dicey illusion
Control code
FIEb16191584
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780691138909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)466341420
Label
What's luck got to do with it? : the history, mathematics, and psychology behind the gambler's illusion, Joseph Mazur
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-266) 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.
Contents
The history -- Pits, pebbles, and bones : rolling to discover fate -- The professionals : luck becomes measurable -- From coffeehouses to casinos : gaming becomes big business -- There's no stopping it now : from bans to bookies -- Betting with trillions : the 2008 world economic calamity -- The mathematics -- Who's got a royal flush? : one deal as likely as another -- The behavior of a coin : making predictions with probability -- Someone has to win : betting against expectation -- A truly astonishing result : the weak law of large numbers -- The skill/luck spectrum : even great talent needs some good fortune -- The analysis -- Let it ride : the house money effect -- Knowing when to quit : psychomanaging risk -- The theories : what makes a gambler? -- Hot hands : expecting long runs of the same outcome -- Luck : the dicey illusion
Control code
FIEb16191584
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780691138909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)466341420

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