This friendly, informative reference is the only book on probability that does not require a calculus background or even algebra to understand. Uses easy-to-understand language to explore concepts. Offers real-life problems that demonstrate genuine applications of probability theory. Features clear, informative illustrations that enliven the presentation. Fosters an appreciation for probability in our daily lives. The perfect reference for anyone looking to learn more about probability.
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Chances Are: A Primer on Probability is an exciting new book that will appeal to two groups of people: the layman who wishes to increase his/her knowledge of probability, and the college student who needs further explanations on probability—a topic in his/her mathematics studies. Chances Are is full of real world-based topics that are divided conventionally, but the examples are from "everyday life," including games of chance, insurance rates, lottery expectations, family gender composition, and other interesting settings for probability calculations. It's these everyday examples that make understanding probability and its importance intriguing and exciting.
Neither algebra nor calculus is required in reading this book or doing the problems presented.About the Author:
Susan Wagner, Ph.D, has been teaching mathematics for over 40 years. She is currently Dean of the Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Division at the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.
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Book Description Pearson, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110130472999