Probabilities The Little Numbers That Rule Our Lives
book is about those little numbers that we just cannot escape. Try to
remember the last day you didn’t hear at least something about
probabilities, chance, odds, randomness, risk, or uncertainty. I bet
it’s been a while.
In this book, I will tell you about the mathematics of such things and
how it can be used to better understand the world around you.
It is not a textbook though. It does not have little colored boxes with
definition or theorems, nor does it contain sections with exercises for
you to solve. My main purpose is to entertain you, but it is inevitable
that you will also learn a thing or two. There are even a few exercises
for you, but they are so subtly presented that you might not even
notice until you have actually solved them.