18 Jan Colin Bruce has once again called upon Sherlock Holmes to solve a vexing mystery, viz., how to introduce some important concepts and. Readers familiar with [1] and [2] by Colin Bruce will be pleased to learn that once again the game is afoot. This book is a collection of tales in which. Sherlock. To follow-up on his clever popular physics book that explains modern physics using Sherlock Holmes as a guide, Oxford based writer Colin Bruce has written a .

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In Darwin’s DevicesLong tells the story of these evolving biorobots- how they came to be, and what they can teach us about the biology of living and extinct species.

Most of the book is about probability, and it would make a useful accompaniment to a first probability course – the amount of material covered is quite surprising. In this illuminating collection, Bruce entertains while teaching us to avoid similar blunders.

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A woman affianced to a nobleman seeks Holmes’s help. However, it’s the cult leader’s suspicion that there are no other American relatives, and the Canadian is plotting to take over the church using a non-relative accomplice with a fake birthday and milk qgain followers for money.

The Einstein Paradox says:. Open Preview See a Problem? We all suffer from the results of poor decisions. Aug 26, Ewen Blake rated agaun did not like it.


Conned Again Watson

Roger rated it it was ok Mar 21, watso Restless Creatures makes the bold new argument that the true story of evolution is the story of locomotion, from the first stirrings of bacteria to the amazing feats of Olympic athletes. The cult leader must choose which candidate is the best, based on which of them has a particular mystically-significant birthday.

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If you show me it, perhaps I should reproduce his wgain to illustrate the point. Napoleon ultimately failed in his quest–he never ruled all of Europe, despite his ambition.

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She has 61 candidates. Delving into such arcana as normal distribution, Bayesian logic, and risk taking, the stories never dry up, even when presenting tables or graphs. The method of the infallibly stupid narrator, used by Conan Doyle to add mystery and delay the denouement, is here used with great effect, as Watson walks into every conceivable logical error, and sets things up perfectly for Holmes’ explanations. Even plants aren’t immune from locomotion’s long reach: Je n’ai pas fini le livre.

We all suffer from the results of poor decisions.

When you create an account with us, you’ll wztson able to save your favourite books, make a wishlist of upcoming titles, receive newsletters about books you’ll love, get recommendations tailored to you and order our books directly. What happens when we let robots play the game of life?


Conned Again, Watson: Cautionary Tales Of Logic, Math, And Probability

The Case of the Poor Observer The Einstein Paradox follows the same format. An idiosyncratic and witty approach to our deep and complex origins, Games Primates Play reveals the ways in which our primate nature drives so much of our lives. But it does go against a false intuition that Nature has hard-wired firmly into our brains: Here’s a quick review from Amazon: Also by Colin Bruce.

In these cautionary tales of greedy gamblers, reckless businessmen, and ruthless con men, Sherlock Holmes uses his deep understanding of probability, statistics, decision theory, and game theory to solve crimes and protect the innocent.

Responding to the interest in the source materialfrom which the Lectures on Physics were transcribed, Basic Books is releasing Feynman’s original recordings. Dec 12, Carly rated it it was amazing Shelves: Were people talking about the health risks of cigarettes and crop circles? C’est plus dans le style, la plume que le bat blesse.