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Why flip a coin?

H. W. Lewis

Why flip a coin?

the art and science of good decisions

by H. W. Lewis

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  • 40 Currently reading

Published by Wiley in New York, Chichester .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Decision-making.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementH.W. Lewis.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii,206p. ;
    Number of Pages206
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22319366M
    ISBN 100471165972
    LC Control Number98029444

    One cold and rainy night, a teenage girl escapes the grips of her abusive, drug-dealing boyfriend. Alone and in utter despair she stumbles across the local branch of the SAMARITANS, one place she thinks might give her help. With her spirits lifted and acts of kindness from some unlikely people, she transforms, like the flip of a coin, from a suicidal and hopeless adolescent into a young woman. Flip A Coin is the first book In the Utterly Betrayed series written by author Hanleigh Bradley. It tells the story of Olivia Dixon, who has a twin sister, Emily. Olivia is a mob boss, and I absolutely love that Hanleigh created such a strong female character/5.

    Flipping a coin may not be the fairest way to settle disputes. A team of mathematicians claims to have proven that if you start with a coin on your thumb, heads up, flip it and catch it in your. Why does Archie always flip a coin when he is trying to make a tough decision? How might we reconcile the randomness of a coin flip with a serious situation? Archie's and Samad's families often complain about how obsessed they are with the past.

    Harold ("Hal") Warren Lewis (born October 1, – ) was an American Emeritus Professor of Physics and former department chairman at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). He was chairman of the JASON Defense Advisory Group from to , and was active in US government investigations into safety of nuclear reactors.   Gamblers Take Note: The Odds in a Coin Flip Aren’t Quite 50/50 And the odds of spinning a penny are even more skewed in one direction, but which way? Flipping a coin .


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I originally read H.W. Lewis's "Why Flip a Coin" several years ago, and I have come back to it on several occasions since then. This was one of several books that whetted my own appetite for the understanding of probability and rational decision making in everyday by: 7.

Lewis's lighthearted but far-from-flippant book Why Flip a Coin. examines the ways in which you can make a rational decision--that is, the best possible decision given the available information.

Along the way he describes probabilities, the prisoner's dilemma, gambling, voting systems, and more, offering a fun, math-free look at the logic behind tricky decisions and common fallacies/5(23). I originally read H.W.

Lewis's "Why Flip a Coin" several years ago, and I have come back to it on several occasions since then. This was one of several books that whetted my own appetite for the understanding of probability and rational decision making in everyday life/5(23).

Quotes from Why Flip a Coin?: “Decisions that lead to no action, like a decision to start a new diet tomorrow, are no decisions at all. That's why is so easy to make New Year's resolutions.” — 0 likes/5. 2 Reviews. Why Flip a Coin. Drawing on a host of research findings and scores of examples—from how to win a war to how to win the office football pool—H.

Lewis presents a host of brain-teasing problems and amusing scenarios that reveal the clever ways to avoid the chaos and anxiety of decision dilemmas.2/5(2).

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This is followed by chapters applying this discussion to practical issues such as voting, public decisions, apportionments, decision making in times of warfare, investing, gambling, and sports/5. Flip a coin and allow it to land on it's edge.

Now that's fun:) Flip two coins, three coins, or more. Toss coins multiple times. You can choose to see only the last flip or toss. This way you can manually control how many times the coins should flip. Displays sum/total of the coins. This form allows you to flip virtual coins.

The randomness comes from atmospheric noise, which for many purposes is better than the pseudo-random number algorithms typically used in computer programs.

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Flipism, sometimes written as "Flippism," is a pseudophilosophy under which all decisions are made by flipping a originally appeared in the Donald Duck Disney comic "Flip Decision" by Carl Barks, published in Barks called a practitioner of "Flipism" a "Flippist" (with two P's).

An actual coin is not necessary: dice or another random generator may be used for decision making. If I remove the dust jacket, the book binding just carries a picture of a £1 coin on some blue silk. I know the book is titled The Other Side of the Coin, but is this really the best the designers could come up with.

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If fate was a two-sided coin, I chose tails so Emily could win heads. Flip A Coin is a Mafia, Organised Crime Romance from Internationally Bestselling Author, Hanleigh Bradley. When Mob Boss, Olivia Dixon's twin sister Emily suddenly goes missing, Olivia is hellbent on not just rescuing her but destroying the people responsible, no matter who that ends up being.It is about physics, the coin, and how the “tosser” is actually throwing it.

The majority of times, if a coin is heads-up when it is flipped, it will remain heads-up when it lands. Diaconis has even trained himself to flip a coin and make it come up heads 10 out of 10 times.

A similar effect is seen if the coin is spun.Get this from a library! Why flip a coin?: the art and science of good decisions. [H W Lewis] -- "Drawing on a host of research findings and scores of examples - from how to win a war to how to win the office football pool - H.W.

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