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Probability

  • Martin Goldstein
  • Inge Goldstein

Abstract

In previous chapters the role of logic and mathematics in science was discussed, but no attempt was made to teach any specific knowledge of either. In this and a subsequent chapter we discuss two closely related branches of mathematics—probability and statistics—which play such a central role throughout science that we felt it worthwhile to try to explain some of their basic concepts.

Keywords

Random Walk Kinetic Theory Simple Outcome White Ball Numerical Magnitude 
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Reference Notes

  1. 1.
    L. H. C. Tippet, Statistics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1968).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Albert Einstein, Investigations on the Theory of the Brownian Movement ed. R. Furth, trans. A. D. Cowper (New York: Dover, 1956).Google Scholar

Suggested Reading

  1. Articles by A. J. Ayer, “Chance,” Warren Weaver, “Probability,” and Mark Kac, “Probability,” in Scientific American, Mathematics in the Modern World. San Francisco: W. H. Freeman, 1968.Google Scholar
  2. Chapters on probability in the books by Harold R. Jacobs, Mathematics: A Human Endeavor. 2nd ed. San Francisco: W. H. Freeman, 1982.Google Scholar
  3. Morris Kline, Mathematics for Liberal Arts. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1967.Google Scholar
  4. Weaver, Warren. Lady Luck: The Theory of Probability. New York: Dover, 1982. (Originally published, 1963.).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Goldstein
    • 1
  • Inge Goldstein
    • 2
  1. 1.Yeshiva UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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