Edition 
2nd ed. 
Description 
x, 278 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm. 
Note 
Includes index. 
Contents 
The nature of probability  Combining probabilities  A day at the races  Making choices and selections  Nonintuitive examples of probability  Probability and health  Combining probabilities : the craps game revealed  The UK National Lottery, loaded dice and crooked wheels  Block diagrams  The normal (or Gaussian) distribution  Statistics : the collection and analysis of numerical data  The Poisson distribution and death by horse kicks  Predicting voting patterns  Taking samples : how many fish in the pond?  Differences : rats and IQs  Crime is increasing and decreasing  My Uncle Joe smoked 60 a day  Chance, luck and making decisions  Science and society  The pensions problem  Solutions to problems. 
Summary 
"Probability and statistics impinge on the life of the average person in a variety of waysas is suggested by the title of this book. Very often, information is provided that is factually accurate but intended to present a biased view. This book presents the important results of probability and statistics without making heavy mathematical demands on the reader. It should enable an intelligent reader to properly assess statistical information and to understand that the same information can be presented in different ways. In this second edition, the author presents a new chapter exploring science and society including the way that scientists communicate with the public on current topics such as global warming. The book also investigates pensions and pension policy, and how they are influenced by changing actuarial tables"P. [4] of cover. 
Subject 
Probabilities.


Statistics.


Probabilities  Problems, exercises, etc.


Statistics  Problems, exercises, etc.

ISBN 
9781848167612 

184816761X 

9781848167629 (pbk.) 

1848167628 (pbk.) 
OCLC number 
762687441 
