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The Theory of Gambling and Statistical Logic

Author: Richard A. Epstein

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780122407611

Category: Mathematics

Page: 450

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Looks at game theory and the statistical probabilities of a variety of games, including dice games, blackjack, contract bridge, and horse racing.

The Theory of Gambling and Statistical Logic

Author: Richard A. Epstein

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012397870X

Category: Games

Page: 465

View: 2097

Early in his rise to enlightenment, man invented a concept that has since been variously viewed as a vice, a crime, a business, a pleasure, a type of magic, a disease, a folly, a weakness, a form of sexual substitution, an expression of the human instinct. He invented gambling. Recent advances in the field, particularly Parrondo's paradox, have triggered a surge of interest in the statistical and mathematical theory behind gambling. This interest was acknowledge in the motion picture, "21," inspired by the true story of the MIT students who mastered the art of card counting to reap millions from the Vegas casinos. Richard Epstein's classic book on gambling and its mathematical analysis covers the full range of games from penny matching to blackjack, from Tic-Tac-Toe to the stock market (including Edward Thorp's warrant-hedging analysis). He even considers whether statistical inference can shed light on the study of paranormal phenomena. Epstein is witty and insightful, a pleasure to dip into and read and rewarding to study. The book is written at a fairly sophisticated mathematical level; this is not "Gambling for Dummies" or "How To Beat The Odds Without Really Trying." A background in upper-level undergraduate mathematics is helpful for understanding this work. Comprehensive and exciting analysis of all major casino games and variants Covers a wide range of interesting topics not covered in other books on the subject Depth and breadth of its material is unique compared to other books of this nature Richard Epstein's website: www.gamblingtheory.net

The Theory of Gambling and Statistical Logic, Revised Edition

Author: Richard A. Epstein

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 0080571840

Category: Mathematics

Page: 450

View: 5536

[Man] invented a concept that has since been variously viewed as a vice, a crime, a business, a pleasure, a type of magic, a disease, a folly, a weakness, a form of sexual substitution, an expression of the human instinct. He invented gambling. Richard Epstein's classic book on gambling and its mathematical analysis covers the full range of games from penny matching, to blackjack and other casino games, to the stock market (including Black-Scholes analysis). He even considers what light statistical inference can shed on the study of paranormal phenomena. Epstein is witty and insightful, a pleasure to dip into and read and rewarding to study.

Glück, Logik und Bluff

Mathematik im Spiel - Methoden, Ergebnisse und Grenzen

Author: Jörg Bewersdorff

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3834896969

Category: Mathematics

Page: 363

View: 9101

Der Autor hat es in bewundernswerter Weise geschafft, anhand einer Vielzahl bekannter Spiele von Schach über Poker bis Mastermind einen kleinen Einblick in mathematisch so anspruchsvolle Gebiete wie Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung, Optimierungstheorie, Kombinatorik und Spieltheorie zu geben. Hierbei werden so gut wie keine mathematischen Vorkenntnisse erwartet, so dass man das Buch auch interessierten Nichtmathematikern wärmstens empfehlen kann. Anspruchsvolle und unerschrockene Leserinnen und Leser werden in den sehr lesenswerten Anmerkungen am Schluss des Buches Hinweise auf weiterführende Literatur finden, anhand derer sie auch tiefer in mathematische Aspekte eindringen können. Ein schönes Buch, ohne wirkliche Konkurrenz auf dem deutschen Markt, und dies zu einem vernünftigen Preis. Zentralblatt MATH Database 1931 - 2002

Künstliche Intelligenz und Heuristisches Programmieren

Author: N.V. Findler

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3709183898

Category: Computers

Page: 349

View: 8848

Glück, Logik und Bluff

Mathematik im Spiel - Methoden, Ergebnisse und Grenzen

Author: Jörg Bewersdorff

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658217650

Category: Mathematics

Page: 420

View: 4985

Der Autor hat es in bewundernswerter Weise geschafft, anhand einer Vielzahl bekannter Spiele von Schach über Poker bis Mastermind einen kleinen Einblick in mathematisch so anspruchsvolle Gebiete wie Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung, Optimierungstheorie, Kombinatorik und Spieltheorie zu geben. Hierbei werden so gut wie keine mathematischen Vorkenntnisse erwartet, so dass man das Buch auch interessierten Nichtmathematikern wärmstens empfehlen kann. Anspruchsvolle und unerschrockene Leserinnen und Leser werden in den sehr lesenswerten Anmerkungen am Schluss des Buches Hinweise auf weiterführende Literatur finden, anhand derer sie auch tiefer in mathematische Aspekte eindringen können. Ein schönes Buch, ohne wirkliche Konkurrenz auf dem deutschen Markt, und dies zu einem vernünftigen Preis. Zentralblatt MATH Database 1931 - 2002

Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung (Ars Conjectandi)

Author: Jakob Bernoulli

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270072112

Category:

Page: 170

View: 5799

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Pierre-Simon Laplace Philosophical Essay on Probabilities

Translated from the fifth French edition of 1825 With Notes by the Translator

Author: Pierre-Simon Laplace

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387943497

Category: Mathematics

Page: 270

View: 8014

Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749-1827) is remembered amoung probabilitists today particularly for his "Theorie analytique des probabilites", published in 1812. This is a thorough and modern translation based on the recent re-issue, with its voluminous notes, of the fifth edition of 1826, with preface by Rene Thom and postscript by Bernard Bru. In the second part of the book, the reader is provided with an extensive commentary by the translator including valuable histographical and mathematical remarks and various proofs.

GAMMA

Eulers Konstante, Primzahlstrände und die Riemannsche Vermutung

Author: Julian Havil

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540484965

Category: Mathematics

Page: 302

View: 2209

Jeder kennt p = 3,14159..., viele kennen e = 2,71828..., einige i. Und dann? Die "viertwichtigste" Konstante ist die Eulersche Zahl g = 0,5772156... - benannt nach dem genialen Leonhard Euler (1707-1783). Bis heute ist unbekannt, ob g eine rationale Zahl ist. Das Buch lotet die "obskure" Konstante aus. Die Reise beginnt mit Logarithmen und der harmonischen Reihe. Es folgen Zeta-Funktionen und Eulers wunderbare Identität, Bernoulli-Zahlen, Madelungsche Konstanten, Fettfinger in Wörterbüchern, elende mathematische Würmer und Jeeps in der Wüste. Besser kann man nicht über Mathematik schreiben. Was Julian Havil dazu zu sagen hat, ist spektakulär.

Mathe-Magie

Verblüffende Tricks für blitzschnelles Kopfrechnen und ein phänomenales Zahlengedächtnis

Author: Arthur Benjamin,Michael Shermer

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641148472

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 7741

Zaubern mit Zahlen – wer dieses Buch gelesen hat, muss PISA nicht mehr fürchten Wer glaubt, Mathematik sei eine trockene Angelegenheit und Kopfrechnen eine unnötige Quälerei, der irrt sich gewaltig. Denn nach der Lektüre dieses Buches ist es für jeden ein Leichtes, Rechenoperationen mit vier- und fünfstelligen Zahlen in Sekundenschnelle im Kopf auszuführen. Und was wie Zauberei wirkt, ist letztendlich nichts anderes als mathematische Logik, die jedermann beherrschen kann und die dazu noch richtig Spaß macht. • So wird Kopfrechnen kinderleicht! • Mit zahlreichen Übungen und Lösungen

Gambling for Winners

Your Hard-Headed, No B.S. Guide to Gaming Opportunities With a Long-Term, Mathematical, Positive Expectation

Author: Ward Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Games

Page: N.A

View: 7165

This book is for you only if you gamble to make money. If your idea of "fun" and "entertainment" includes giving away your hard-earned money to casinos, I can't help you. If you enjoy sitting in a mindless, bright lights/dinging trance while you drop quarters down a slot, this book is not for you. If you think casinos are built and run by stupid people, you better stay out of them. If you think you can beat a blackjack dealer by wild-assed guessing, think again. If you play poker just because it's now so popular . . . you don't need my book. If you believe you can just happen to be "lucky" enough to beat the odds, you live in a fantasy world and you'd hate this book for destroying your illusions. But if you're hard-headed, serious, willing to work, and tired of the mainstream gambling books that simply teach you how to lose less rather than win . . . If you understand casinos don't stay in business by giving out more money than they take in . . . This is an extensive examination of the most popular forms of gambling. If you can find any positive expectation bets, and how. Some of the material is controversial. Some of it is unique. It's not for beginners. If you don't already know how to play blackjack or craps, buy and read the basic books first. This one assumes you know and understand the rules of play. If you have emotional or psychological issues around money -- my strong advice is, don't gamble. If you want to believe casinos are playgrounds built for your amusement, this is not the book for you. I use statistical concepts and common sense to strip away the bright lights and glamor to reveal the mathematical realities of gambling. For the most part, it's not pretty. Not if you want to make money instead of lose it. But there are opportunities there for people willing to work hard and understand the obstacles so they can surmount them. If you're still an emotional child needing the adrenaline rush and excitement of "winning" money, this is not for you. And not only the casinos want to take your money -- hordes of online scammers selling bogus systems online also are after the money belonging to would-be pro gamblers. Until you can enter a casino and remain blind to the red carpeting, the flashing lights, dinging slots and the entire aura of glamorous partying -- you'll remain a loser. If you have enough money to pay for a mirage, that's up to you. Most people don't.

Investing: The Last Liberal Art

Author: Robert G. Hagstrom

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023153101X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 1376

Robert G. Hagstrom is one of the best-known authors of investment books for general audiences. Turning his extensive experience as a portfolio manager at Legg Mason Capital Management into valuable guidance for professionals and nonprofessionals alike, he is the author of six successful books on investment, including The Warren Buffett Way, a New York Times best-seller that has sold more than a million copies. In this updated second edition of Investing: The Last Liberal Art, Hagstrom explores basic and fundamental investing concepts in a range of fields outside of economics, including physics, biology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and literature. He discusses, for instance, how the theory of evolution disrupts the notion of the efficient market and how reading strategies for literature can be gainfully applied to investing research. Building on Charlie Munger's famous "latticework of mental models" concept, Hagstrom argues that it is impossible to make good investment decisions based solely on a strong knowledge of finance theory alone. He reinforces his concepts with additional data and a new chapter on mathematics, and updates his text throughout to reflect the developments of the past decade, particularly the seismic economic upheaval of 2008. He has also added a hundred new titles to the invaluable reading list concluding the book. Praise for the first edition: "I read this book in one sitting: I could not put it down."—Peter L. Bernstein, author of Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk "Elegant and irresistible. Robert G. Hagstrom makes the complex clear as he confidently crisscrosses through the disciplines of finance, biology, physics, and literature. The only way to understand investing better, [Investing] shows, is to understand the world better. Ideas spark off the page at every turn. This is simply a gem of a book."—James Surowiecki, New Yorker "Investing is a brisk and engaging read, and it is a pleasure to be in the presence of Hagstrom's agile mind."—International Herald Tribune

More Than You Know

Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places (Updated and Expanded)

Author: Michael J. Mauboussin

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023151347X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 1639

Since its first publication, Michael J. Mauboussin's popular guide to wise investing has been translated into eight languages and has been named best business book by BusinessWeek and best economics book by Strategy+Business. Now updated to reflect current research and expanded to include new chapters on investment philosophy, psychology, and strategy and science as they pertain to money management, this volume is more than ever the best chance to know more than the average investor. Offering invaluable tools to better understand the concepts of choice and risk, More Than You Know is a unique blend of practical advice and sound theory, sampling from a wide variety of sources and disciplines. Mauboussin builds on the ideas of visionaries, including Warren Buffett and E. O. Wilson, but also finds wisdom in a broad and deep range of fields, such as casino gambling, horse racing, psychology, and evolutionary biology. He analyzes the strategies of poker experts David Sklansky and Puggy Pearson and pinpoints parallels between mate selection in guppies and stock market booms. For this edition, Mauboussin includes fresh thoughts on human cognition, management assessment, game theory, the role of intuition, and the mechanisms driving the market's mood swings, and explains what these topics tell us about smart investing. More Than You Know is written with the professional investor in mind but extends far beyond the world of economics and finance. Mauboussin groups his essays into four parts-Investment Philosophy, Psychology of Investing, Innovation and Competitive Strategy, and Science and Complexity Theory-and he includes substantial references for further reading. A true eye-opener, More Than You Know shows how a multidisciplinary approach that pays close attention to process and the psychology of decision making offers the best chance for long-term financial results.

Zufälligkeit und Wahrscheinlichkeit

Eine algorithmische Begründung der Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie

Author: Claus P. Schnorr

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540368833

Category: Mathematics

Page: 212

View: 7620

Die Philosophie Karl Poppers

Author: Herbert Keuth

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161506604

Category: Social Science

Page: 444

View: 9790

English summary: Karl R. Popper (1902-1994) is one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century. His 'critical rationalism' strongly influenced the theory of knowledge and social philosophy. In this volume, Herbert Keuth presents an introduction to Karl Popper's philosophy which is not only detailed but also readily comprehensible for laymen. German description: Herbert Keuth legt hier eine eingehende und doch auch dem Laien verstandliche Einfuhrung in Karl Poppers Philosophie vor.Karl R. Popper (1902-1994) ist einer der bedeutendsten Philosophen des 20. Jahrhunderts. Sein 'Kritischer Rationalismus' hat Erkenntnistheorie und Sozialphilosophie stark beeinflusst. In seinem Hauptwerk 'Logik der Forschung' entwickelt er die Wissenschaftstheorie des Kritischen Rationalismus. Im Zentrum steht der Gedanke der Fehlbarkeit allen Wissens. Weil es unmoglich ist, Theorien zu beweisen, konnen wir nur Irrtumer ausraumen, indem wir Theorien an der Erfahrung prufen. Durch Versuch und Irrtum schreiten wir in der Erkenntnis fort und nahern uns der Wahrheit. In seinem politisch wichtigsten Werk 'Die offene Gesellschaft und ihre Feinde' setzt sich Karl Popper mit Plato, Hegel und Marx auseinander, bei denen er eine demokratiefeindliche politische Theorie findet. Daraufhin entwirft er selbst eine Demokratietheorie und schlagt eine 'Sozialtechnik der Einzelschritte' vor, die die Folgen politischen Handelns revidierbar halten soll.

Fünf Minuten Mathematik

100 Beiträge der Mathematik-Kolumne der Zeitung Die Welt

Author: Ehrhard Behrends

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783834800824

Category:

Page: 256

View: 6900

Your Move

Logic, Math and Word Puzzles for Enthusiasts

Author: David L. Silverman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486267319

Category: Games

Page: 221

View: 6164

Treasury of 100 brain-twisters includes board games, map games, word games, variations of chess and checker games, "life games," and scores of other recreations. For 80 problems, full solutions included. Remaining 20 unsolved will definitely challenge serious gamesters. 115 illus. Introduction.

Pascal, Fermat und die Berechnung des Glücks

eine Reise in die Geschichte der Mathematik

Author: Keith J. Devlin

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406590993

Category: Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie - Geschichte

Page: 204

View: 7138

Der Autor stellt die Entstehung der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung und den damit verbundenen Wandel des menschlichen Alltagslebens dar.

Erfahrung Mathematik

Author: P.J. Davis,R. Hersh

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034850409

Category: Science

Page: 466

View: 876

ie ältesten uns bekannten mathematischen Schriftta D feln stammen aus der Zeit um 2400 v. ehr. ; aber wir dürfen davon ausgehen, daß das Bedürfnis, Mathematik zu schaffen, ein Ausdruck der menschlichen Zivilisation an sich ist. In vier bis fünf Jahrtausenden hat sich ein gewalti ges System von Praktiken und Begriffen - die Mathematik herangebildet, die in vielfältiger Weise mit unserem Alltag verknüpft ist. Was ist Mathematik? Was bedeutet sie? Wo mit befaßt sie sich? Was sind ihre Methoden? Wie wird sie geschaffen und benützt? Wo ist ihr Platz in der Vielgestalt der menschlichen Erfahrung? Welchen Nutzen bringt sie? Was für Schaden richtet sie an? Welches Gewicht kommt ihr zu? Diese schwierigen Fragen werden noch zusätzlich kompliziert durch die Fülle des Materials und die weitver zweigten Querverbindungen, die es dem einzelnen verun möglichen, alles zu begreifen, geschweige denn, es in seiner Gesamtheit zu erfassen und zwischen den Deckeln eines normalen Buches unterzubringen. Um von dieser Material fülle nicht erdrückt zu werden, haben sich die Autoren für eine andere Betrachtungsweise entschieden. Die Mathema tik ist seit Tausenden von Jahren ein Feld menschlicher Ak tivität. In begrenztem Rahmen ist jeder von uns ein Mathe matiker und betreibt bewußt Mathematik, wenn er zum Beispiel auf dem Markt einkauft, Tapeten ausmißt oder ei nen Keramiktopf mit einem regelmäßigen Muster verziert. In bescheidenem Ausmaß versucht sich auch jeder von uns als mathematischer Denker. Schon mit dem Ausruf «Aber Zahlen lügen nicht!» befinden wir uns in der Gesellschaft von Plato oder Lakatos.

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