About the book

This text is divided into two major parts.

The aim of the first part is to convince the reader that the random world begins directly in his or her own living room because, in fact, all modern life is based on probability. The first part is on the concept of probability and considers making decisions in conflict situations, optimizing queues, games, and the control of various processes, and doing random searches.

The second part of this text shows how fundamental chance is in nature using the probabilistic laws of modern physics and biology as examples. Elements of quantum mechanics are also involved, and this allows the author to demonstrate how probabilistic laws are basic to microscopic phenomena. The idea is that the reader, passing from the first part of the book to the second one, would see that probability is not only around us but it is at the basis of everything.

Translated from the Russian by Michael Burov First published 1988

Revised from the 1984 Russian edition

This completely digital version typeset in using LaTeX with EB Garamond font by Damitr Mazanav damitr@proton.me

In this electronic edition all the figures have been reworked in the SVG format using Inkscape for a clearer presentation.

Released on the web by http://mirtitles.org in 2023.

Access the LaTeX project files gitlab.com/mirtitles/twibop



Yagub Aliyev

May 13, 2023

Why TeX?

I agree that it is great to have this book in TeX, but what is the point of going through so much efforts to get this when you can just scan it. The scanned version looks more authentic. I think time and energy spent to prepare TeX version could be used to get a better scans of the original Tex book.

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