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by Jeffrey S. Rosenthal


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Jeffrey Rosenthal's book 'Struck by Lightning' provides a fun introduction to statistical concepts without the need for higher math

Jeffrey Rosenthal's book 'Struck by Lightning' provides a fun introduction to statistical concepts without the need for higher math. He makes the reader aware of how various laws of statistics influence our decisions and perceptions - and gives some guidance on how to avoid getting hoodwinked by screaming headlines or too-good-to-be-true sales pitches and offers. Professor Rosenthal brings to life the mathematics of probability without boring the lay reader with incomprehensible jargon.

Jeffrey Seth Rosenthal, FRSC, FIMS (born October 13, 1967 in Scarborough, Ontario) is an award-winning Canadian statistician and author

Jeffrey Seth Rosenthal, FRSC, FIMS (born October 13, 1967 in Scarborough, Ontario) is an award-winning Canadian statistician and author. He is a professor in the University of Toronto's Department of Statistics, cross-appointed with Department of Mathematics.

Jeffrey S. Rosenthal is professor in the Department of Statistics, University of Toronto. He is also an improvisational comedian, amateur musician and computer game programmer. Struck by Lightning has been a bestseller in Canada. Библиографические данные.

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Struck by Lightning should turn the academic into a media-darling. The book, his first, is written in a breezy style. Jeffrey Rosenthal's delightful book will enhance your feelings for probability and its odd relevance to so many aspects of life. The concepts are well explained with wide and varied examples that keep the reader interested. No doubt we'll be seeing him on future TV panels interpreting election polls or number-crunching obscure batter-stats during World Series. If you read it, you will almost certainly not be struck by lightning. John Allen Paulos, author of Innumeracy and A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper.

Jeffrey Rosenthal's book 'Struck by Lightning' provides a fun introduction to statistical concepts without the need for higher math.

From lotteries, opinion polls and insuranceto worries about murder rates, naturaldisasters and terrorism, probability plays amajor part in our everyday lives-a partthat is frequently and needlessly misunderstood. Rosenthal, a mathprofessor and improvisational comedian,comes to the rescue with this irreverent,bestselling exploration of the odds andoddities of randomness. Rosenthal Struck by Lightning. The Curious World of Probabilities. Price: 359 Kč Price for Eshop: 323 Kč (€ 1. ). Publisher: Granta Books. Published in: UK. Date: 2008. Availability: Expected delivery time 14-30 days. Pages: 288. Weight category: Standard.

From lotteries, opinion polls and insuranceto worries about murder rates, naturaldisasters and terrorism, probability plays amajor part in our everyday lives—a partthat is frequently and needlessly misunderstood.Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, a mathprofessor and improvisational comedian,comes to the rescue with this irreverent,bestselling exploration of the odds andoddities of randomness. Looking at suchfamiliar topics as poker hands, e-mailspam, political elections and game shows,Struck by Lightning puts probability intoperspective and has fun along the way.

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Zainn
One of the most influential books I have read. It really makes you step back and look at the world differently - makes you look at the world in terms of probabilities. It is a really well explained book and it really makes you think. What it's done for me is make me less nervous, less worried about things that are not in my control and which have an extremely small chance of happening (think airplane crash).
Kazimi
It's difficult enough to get a high school student interested in probabilty. It's nearly impossible to get an adult to understand the workings of probability theory. Sometimes I think that if I hear the "Law of Averages" invoked one more time by an aggressive driver or a lottery player, I'll scream. I wish there were some way to teach the average human being about probability.

"Lightning" is a good start. It does not read like a textbook. It presents the ideas behind probability using object lessons and examples that even the dullest layman can relate to. It introduces the concepts first, using concrete examples such as lottery winnings and crime statistics, and then presents the abstract principle behind the concepts, and attaches the proper technical labels to the concepts and the principle.

The author introduces the reader early to the idea of a "Probability Perspective," a new way to look at the world through eyes that understand probability. The author returns constantly to this theme of the Probability Perspective, with the expectation that by the end of the book the reader will understand what is meant by the term, and will have claimed such a perspective as his own.

Some of the chapters can be read independently, and some build on previous chapters. It's most useful to read the book from cover to cover. The final chapter is a carefully disguised "final exam," at the end of which the readers can decide for themselves whether they have acquired a Probability Perspective.

The language of the book is appropriate for a high school senior or a college student, and is easily readable by an adult.

The only problem with the book is not the book itself, but the subject. Most people will judge the book by its cover (or at least by its subject) and, thinking that probability is either boring or difficult to understand, will pass by this book on their way to something with more cachet. They're missing out on a good read.
Bundis
Jeffrey Rosenthal's book 'Struck by Lightning' provides a fun introduction to statistical concepts without the need for higher math. He makes the reader aware of how various laws of statistics influence our decisions and perceptions - and gives some guidance on how to avoid getting hoodwinked by screaming headlines or too-good-to-be-true sales pitches and offers.

The book is written for the general public and covers a wide range of statistical areas - from game theory and probablities to chaos and randomness - without sounding academic. People already familiar with statistics will find this an entertaining read to see how theory applies to real life, including the interpretation of medical studies, election results and crime statistics.
Chi
Professor Rosenthal brings to life the mathematics of probability without boring the lay reader with incomprehensible jargon. Interesting and accessible. Enjoyed all of it.
Mr.Bean
Easy to read, educational, and entertaining!
VariesWent
Great facts but not well written
Gavirgas
This book uses statistics to demonstrate that "truths" that we often site just are not proven when we look at the numbers. A good read
Good quality received in a timely manner.
Struck By Lightning download epub
Mathematics
Author: Jeffrey S. Rosenthal
ISBN: 0006394957
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Mathematics
Language: English
Publisher: Harper Perennial; First Soft Cover Edition edition (September 12, 2006)
Pages: 288 pages