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'An accidental statistician'

... surfaces , with Norman Hunter (1987). It expresses a key understanding behind statistical modelling — and it applies to broader ... Kevin is an occasional contributor to the Understanding Uncertainty website . ISBN:  ...

Review - mf344 - 14 Jan 2014 - 17:41 - 0 comments

The logic of drug testing

... decisions. The following animation (from Understanding Uncertainty ) illustrates our example. For simplicity it looks at a ...

Article - mf344 - 17 Jan 2013 - 15:13 - 4 comments

Understanding uncertainty: Football crazy

... This article is adapted from material on the Understanding Uncertainty website . Who gets the trophy? Image: Jameboy ...

Article - plusadmin - 16 May 2012 - 11:43 - 4 comments

Quantum geometry

... or so physics has been chipping away at our intuitive understanding of the space we live in. Physicists tell us that rather than ... the ordinary notion of space we're used to. Quantum uncertainty Werner Heisenberg, 1901-1976. But why ...

Article - plusadmin - 17 May 2013 - 14:40 - 3 comments

The Plus sports page: Power trip

... in the journal Physica A ; The Plus article Understanding uncertainty: The Premier League finds more randomness in sport; There ...

News - plusadmin - 23 May 2013 - 12:34 - 1 comment

Understanding uncertainty: Small but lethal

... David Spiegelhalter is Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge. Mike Pearson ... David and the rest of their team run the Understanding uncertainty website , which informs the public about all issues involving ...

Article - mf344 - 16 May 2012 - 11:42 - 16 comments

The philosophy of applied mathematics

... of applicability, but it has been argued that this uncertainty over foundations has influenced the very practice of applying ... would have been on (a) survival, and (b) mating. While understanding cause and effect, and being able to count distinct objects, and ...

Article - mf344 - 24 Jun 2013 - 14:58 - 30 comments

'Superposition'

... illustrates a central difficulty with our quest for understanding. To be successful it necessitates abstraction, beautifully ... together the whole text. It reminded us of Heisenberg's uncertainty principle: you can never have all the information you want, ...

Review - Rachel - 1 Jun 2013 - 12:54 - 0 comments

The physics of elementary particles

... and theoretical physics that has brought us to the understanding of today. This article is part ... their range to very short distances, a consequence of the uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics. In collisions at relatively low ...

Article - plusadmin - 17 May 2013 - 14:39 - 1 comment

How to advise politicians

... time and effort, or are they down to deeper gaps in or understanding or to processes we just can't pin down with better accuracy. ... to talk in terms of certainty. For more on risk and uncertainty see our understanding uncertainty section. ...

Blog - mf344 - 17 Feb 2013 - 20:31 - 0 comments