Topic: "Math"

This topic seeks to understand concepts like probability and randomness in the universe and in human behavior.

The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

Leonard Mlodinow
A drunkard’s walk is a type of random statistical distribution with important applications in scientific studies ranging from biology to astronomy. Mlodinow, a visiting lecturer at Caltech and coauthor with Stephen Hawking of A Brief History of Time […]

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Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

Dan Ariely
Why do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a fifty-cent aspirin? Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save twenty-five cents on a can of soup?

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