The Improbability Principle
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|David J. Hand|
|Accompanying Hand's The Improbability Principle, subtitled "Extremely Improbable Events are Commonplace." Hand offers five probability theory and statistics articles: the Law of Inevitability; the Law of Truly Large Numbers; the Law of Selection; the Law of the Probability Lever; and the Law of Near Enough. On this site, the author also welcomes visitors to post their own tales of strange coincidences. A Senior Research Investigator and Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College, London, Hand has held the Chair in Statistics there and served as President of the Royal Statistical Society twice and as non-executive director of the UK Statistics Authority. See also his personal page, which lists his hundreds of scientific papers and more than twenty other books, including Principles of Data Mining, Information Generation, and Measurement Theory and Practice.|
|Levels:||High School (9-12), College|
|Resource Types:||Books, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)|
|Math Topics:||Probability, Statistics|
|Math Ed Topics:||Public Understanding of Math|
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