Publisher description for Lady Luck : the theory of probability / Warren Weaver.


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Everyday questions such as "Should I take my umbrella?" involve probability — a topic important in daily life and in science. This witty, nontechnical introduction to the subject elucidates such concepts as permutations, independent events, mathematical expectation, the law of averages and more. No advanced math required. 49 drawings.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Probabilities