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Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers
Paul J. Nahin

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments ix
Preface xi
Introduction 3
The Problems 15
1. How to ask an Embarrassing question 15
2. When Idiots duel 16
3. Will the light Bulb glow? 22
4. Tho Underdog and the World Series 26
5. The Curious Case of the Snowy Birthdays 27
6. When Human Flesh Begins to Fail 34
7. Baseball Again, and Mortal Flesh Too 51
8. Ball Madness 56
9. Who Pays for the Coffee? 42
10. The Chess Champ versus the Gunslinger 45
11. A Different Slice of Probabilistic Pi 49
12. When Negativity is a No-No 50
15. The Power of Randomness 51
14. The Random Radio 52
15. An Inconceivable Difficulty 55
16. The Unsinkable Tub is Sinking! How to Find Her, Fast 57
17. A Walk in the Garden 58
18. Two Flies Stuck on a Piece of Flypaper--How Far Apart? 61
19.The Blind Spider and the Fly 62
20. Reliably Unreliable 68
21. When Theory Fails, There is always the Computer 71
The Solutions 81
Random Number Generators 176
"Some things Just Have to be Done By Hand!" 198
MATLAB Programs 202
Index 267
About the Author 271

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