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Conned Again, Watson! : Cautionary Tales Of Logic, Math, And Probability

Conned Again, Watson! : Cautionary Tales Of Logic, Math, And Probability - 01 edition

Conned Again, Watson! : Cautionary Tales Of Logic, Math, And Probability - 01 edition

ISBN13: 9780738205892

ISBN10: 0738205893

Conned Again, Watson! : Cautionary Tales Of Logic, Math, And Probability by Colin Bruce - ISBN 9780738205892
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Perseus Press
Published: 2001
International: No
Conned Again, Watson! : Cautionary Tales Of Logic, Math, And Probability by Colin Bruce - ISBN 9780738205892

ISBN13: 9780738205892

ISBN10: 0738205893

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01

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Summary

In Conned Again, Watson!, Colin Bruce re-creates the atmosphere of the original Sherlock Holmes stories to shed light on an enduring truth: Our reliance on common sense-and ignorance of mathematics-often gets us into trouble. In these cautionary tales of greedy gamblers, reckless businessmen, and ruthless con men, Sherlock Holmes uses his deep understanding of probability, statistics, decision theory, and game theory to solve crimes and protect the innocent. But it's not just the characters in these well-crafted stories that are deceived by statistics or fall prey to gambling fallacies. We all suffer from the results of poor decisions. In this illuminating collection, Bruce entertains while teaching us to avoid similar blunders. From "The Execution of Andrews" to "The Case of the Gambling Nobleman," there has never been a more exciting way to learn when to take a calculated risk-and how to spot a scam.

Author Bio

Bruce, Colin :

Colin Bruce is a physicist and science writer living in Oxford, England. He is an expert in mathematical paradoxes and a lover of mysteries.

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