Simple Surprises

  • Erik Seligman
Chapter

Abstract

Many of the amusing mathematical tidbits that I’ve highlighted in the podcast do not require very deep or complex reasoning: they are simple consequences of logically thinking through our basic notions about numbers, counting, or probability. In this first chapter we discuss some of these very basic but somehow surprising ideas.

Keywords

Science Fiction Birthday Paradox Place Digit Science Fiction Writer Benford Distribution 
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© Erik Seligman 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Erik Seligman
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  1. 1.HillsboroUSA

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