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Math Encounters - Paradoxes in Probability: Surprising Results and Why They Matter I National Museum

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by AndrewvanZyl, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. AndrewvanZyl

    AndrewvanZyl Occasional commenter



    Probability theory has a unique distinction among mathematical fields: it is often at odds with human intuition, sometimes very sharply so. Beyond setting up various apparent "paradoxes" of intuition or logic, those counterintuitive aspects sometimes have quite dramatic manifestations in real-life situations. Test your intuition on a variety of simple problems and explore how such paradoxes have crept into scientific research, policy making, and even executive boardrooms!
     

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