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Title: Coincidences: Remarkable or Random?
Url: http://www.csicop.org/si/show/coincidences_remarkable_or_random
Creator: Martin, Bruce
Publisher: Skeptical Inquirer
University of Virginia
Description: This text based website provides an explanation of some coincidences that are often discussed. It gives an explanation of the birthday problem along with a graphic display of the probability of birthday matches vs. the number of people included. It also discusses other popular coincidences such as the similarities between John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln. It goes on to discuss steaks of heads and tails along with random features of stocks and the stock market prices.
LC Classification: Science -- Mathematics -- Geometry -- Topology -- Algebraic topology. Combinatorial topology -- Low dimensional topology -- Knot theory. Link theory -- Fixed points and coincidences
Science -- Mathematics -- Mathematical statistics -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Mathematics -- Probabilities -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Mathematics -- Statistics
Mathematics -- Probability
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Probability
Mathematics -- Statistics
Date Issued: 1998
Resource Type: Cases
Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Mathematics Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source: CAUSEweb
Full Record Views: 4
Resource URL Clicks: 1
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