Table of contents for Struck by lightning : the curious world of probabilities / Jeffrey S. Rosenthal.

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 	1	Surrounded by Randomness: Probabilities Everywhere  1
 	2	What Are the Odds of That? Coincidence and Surprise  7
 	3	Laying Down the Law: Why Casinos Always Win  23
 	4	Dealing the Cards: Bridge, Poker, and Blackjack  44
 	5	Murder Most Foul: Measuring Trends  63
 	6	Utility Functions: How to Make Decisions  78
 	7	White Lab Coats: What Studies Do and Don¿t Show  96
 	8	Ain¿t Gonna Happen: Very Low Probabilities  117
 	9	Interlude: The Case of the Collapsing Casino  133
 	10	Fifty-one Percent to Forty-nine Percent: The True Meaning of Polls  145
 	11	Nineteen Times Out of Twenty: Margins of Error  163
 	12	Randomness to the Rescue: When Uncertainty Is Your Friend  176
 	13	Evolution, Genes, and Viruses: Randomness in Biology  193
 	14	That Wily Monty Hall: Finding Probabilities from Clues  206
 	15	Spam, Spam, Probability, and Spam: Blocking Unwanted E-mail  220
 	16	Ignorance, Chaos, and Quantum Mechanics: Causes of Randomness  234
 	17	Final Exam: Do You Have Probability Perspective?  247
 		Acknowledgements  255
 		About the Author  257
 		Index  259

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Random variables.
Stochastic processes.