In Chance, celebrated mathematician Amir D. Aczel turns his sights on probability theory—the branch of mathematics that measures the likelihood of a. Elissa Schappell reviews book Chance: A Guide to Gambling, Love, the Stock Market and Just About Everything Else by Amir D Aczel; drawing. Are you a betting person? Here’s how to calculate the odds.

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What is the probability of intelligent life in the universe? He defines probability, then devotes each short chapter to explaining how it works in some concrete instance, such as the odds of drawing a spade from a acze, of cards. While it isn’t a very sound theorm, it is still very interesting. Are you a betting person? Sounds like a trick question, but for anyone versed in cosmology and statistics, the answer is 1; that is, there must be life on at least one other planet in the universe.

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The reason why I gave this book a 4-star rating as opposed to the previous reviews is that the book was genuinely thought-provoking. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. In highly oversimplified terms, a rational analysis of “is there life elsewhere? I thoroughly enjoyed reading this axzel. Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.

Several years later Aczel earned a Ph. He graduated with a BA in mathematics inand received a Master of Science in Will you get the job, the lover, and the money? There was a problem air your email address. Please try again later. Now Amir Aczel, in this slim book modeled on his very successful Fermat’s Last Theorem, gives readers the tools to minimize, or maximize, chance’s effect on their lives.

Not Enabled Screen Reader: In summary, I recommend this book if you’re looking for a a quick read that will make you think, but if you’re looking for depth and accuracy, look elsewhere.

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Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: I also found the sheer obviousness of his mathematical proof kind of startling. This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. He defines probability, then Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. If aaczel weren’t for the fact that this book made me actually think, it would merit a much lower rating.


After teasing readers with scientific history, Probability 1 delivers on its promise to prove Aczel’s conjecture through a clearly explained application of known statistical theory to the chaos of the universe. This is Amir Aczel’s theorem. Showing of 27 reviews. Not Enabled Word Wise: To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Chance defines our life. Here, Aczel explores acze, theory and its daily, practical applications, while along the way relating stories of inveterate gamblers who also happen to be cgance geniuses.

The substitution of “match” for “natch” short for naturally really jumps out at the reader. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Language: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local chnace. Mathematicshistory of mathematicshistory of science.

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But if you would like to read a thought provoking book that touches on many different areas of terrestrial and extraterrestrial science, you may enjoy this one. But, as physicist Enrico Fermi once asked, if that’s true, where is everyone?

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