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Modeling RealityHow Computers Mirror Life$
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Iwo Bialynicki-Birula and Iwona Bialynicka-Birula

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198531005

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198531005.001.0001

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Heads or tails

Heads or tails

Probability of an event

Chapter:
(p.11) 3 Heads or tails
Source:
Modeling Reality
Author(s):

Iwo Białynicki-Birula

Iwona Białynicka-Birula

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198531005.003.0003

Probabilistic reasoning permeates many branches of science — from rigorous mathematics, through physics, chemistry and biology to engineering, medicine, and social sciences. Even though the basic notion of probability is commonly used, it has many intricate properties that are usually not fully appreciated. Some paradoxes of probabilistic reasoning are indicated and explained.

Keywords:   probability, paradoxes, probabilistic reasoning

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