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Reasoning About Luck: Probability and Its Uses in Physics
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dover Pubns
Publication date August 17, 2016
Pages 240
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780486807010
ISBN-10 0486807010
Dimensions 0 by 7.38 by 9.63 in.
Original list price $18.95
Other format details sci/tech
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This book introduces college students and other readers to the uses of probability and statistics in the physical sciences, focusing on thermal and statistical physics and touching upon quantum physics. Widely praised as beautifully written and thoughtful, Reasoning About Luck explains concepts in a way that readers can understand and enjoy, even students who are not specializing in science and those outside the classroom — only some familiarity with basic algebra is necessary. Attentive readers will come away with a solid grasp of many of the basic concepts of physics and some excellent insights into the way physicists think and work.
"If students who are not majoring in science understood no more physics than that presented by Ambegaokar, they would have a solid basis for thinking about physics and the other sciences." — Physics Today.
"There is a real need for rethinking how we teach thermal physics—at all levels, but especially to undergraduates. Professor Ambegaokar has done just that, and given us an outstanding and ambitious textbook for nonscience majors. I find Professor Ambegaokar's style throughout the book to be graceful and witty, with a nice balance of both encouragement and admonishment." — American Journal of Physics.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780521442176
 
from Cambridge Univ Pr (July 1, 1996)
9780521442176 | details & prices | 228 pages | 7.25 × 10.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $117.00
About: This book introduces the reader to statistical reasoning and its use in physics.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780486807010 Book cover for 9780521447379
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Dover Pubns (August 17, 2016)
9780486807010 | details & prices | 240 pages | List price $18.95
About: This book introduces college students and other readers to the uses of probability and statistics in the physical sciences, focusing on thermal and statistical physics and touching upon quantum physics.
from Cambridge Univ Pr (May 1, 1996)
9780521447379 | details & prices | 7.00 × 10.00 × 0.50 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $59.99

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