Ten great ideas about chance by Persi Diaconis and Brian Skyrms, pp. 272, £22.95 (hard), ISBN 978-0-69117-416-7, Princeton University Press (2017).

@article{Toller2018TenGI,
  title={Ten great ideas about chance by Persi Diaconis and Brian Skyrms, pp. 272, £22.95 (hard), ISBN 978-0-69117-416-7, Princeton University Press (2017).},
  author={Owen Toller},
  journal={The Mathematical Gazette},
  year={2018},
  volume={102},
  pages={567 - 568}
}
  • Owen Toller
  • Published 17 October 2018
  • Physics
  • The Mathematical Gazette
(or equivalently ) which for many of us is the most beautiful formula in all of mathematics. In contrast, there is mention of the role played by in an algorithm which allegedly helps you to choose the best partner to ensure happiness in life. The author admits he hasn't tried it (nor has the reviewer)! There is another brief look at infinity with a mention of Fourier series before the final two chapters which show the relevance of calculus to quantum mechanics, fluid dynamics and chaos. eiπ + 1… 

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  • OWEN TOLLER St Paul's School, Lonsdale Road, London SW13 9JT e-mail: olct@stpaulsschool.org.uk
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