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Reasoning About Luck: Probability and Its Uses in Physics
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date May 1, 1996
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780521447379
ISBN-10 0521447372
Dimensions 0.50 by 7 by 10 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $59.99
Other format details university press
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This book introduces the reader to statistical reasoning and its use in physics. It differs from other treatments of physics for nonscientists in its wide-ranging use of quantitative methods, which assume only that the reader can add, subtract, multiply and divide with confidence. The author begins with a self-contained introduction to the everyday uses of probability, including the quantitative assessment of statistical information. The author develops the basic idea of mechanical motion, the molecular theory of gases, entropy as a measure of molecular agitation, limitations on the conversion of heat to work, the physics of the direction of time; chaos, and the role of probability in quantum mechanics. To aid self instruction, there are solved problems at the end of each chapter. This book is perfect for undergraduate physics students and nonscience majors.

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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
 
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.
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from Cambridge Univ Pr (May 1, 1996)
9780521447379 | details & prices | 7.00 × 10.00 × 0.50 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $59.99
About: This book introduces the reader to statistical reasoning and its use in physics.

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