Reasoning About Luck

Author: Vinay Ambegaokar
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486818795
Size: 14.15 MB
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This book introduces college students and other readers to the uses of probability and statistics in the physical sciences, focusing on thermal and statistical physics and touching upon quantum physics. Widely praised as beautifully written and thoughtful, Reasoning About Luck explains concepts in a way that readers can understand and enjoy, even students who are not specializing in science and those outside the classroom — only some familiarity with basic algebra is necessary. Attentive readers will come away with a solid grasp of many of the basic concepts of physics and some excellent insights into the way physicists think and work. "If students who are not majoring in science understood no more physics than that presented by Ambegaokar, they would have a solid basis for thinking about physics and the other sciences." — Physics Today. "There is a real need for rethinking how we teach thermal physics—at all levels, but especially to undergraduates. Professor Ambegaokar has done just that, and given us an outstanding and ambitious textbook for nonscience majors. I find Professor Ambegaokar's style throughout the book to be graceful and witty, with a nice balance of both encouragement and admonishment." — American Journal of Physics.

The Eudemian Ethics On The Voluntary Friendship And Luck

Author: Fiona Leigh
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004225367
Size: 15.45 MB
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The papers in this collection on Aristotle’s Eudemian Ethics by Charles, Rowe, McCabe, Whiting, and Buddensiek, offer new readings of Aristotle on the voluntary, friendship, and good fortune in the EE, by treating the EE on its own terms.

Elephant S Graveyard

Author: David Alexander & Hayford Peirce
Publisher: David Grace
ISBN: 1452341753
Size: 20.22 MB
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This volume consists of three science-fiction novelettes by David Alexander and Hayford Peirce that were originally published in Analog Magazine as follows:"Finder's Fee" April 1997 - 17,420 words"Elephant's Graveyard" March 1999 - 17,680 words"Best Of Breed" December 1994 - 12,750 wordsTotal: 47,850 words

Writing In The Content Areas

Author: Garth Sundem
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
ISBN: 9781420690453
Size: 15.30 MB
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Provides techniques, lessons plans, and ready-to-use assignments to help integrate the traits of good writing into all areas of the curriculum.

I M Feeling Lucky

Author: Douglas Edwards
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547416991
Size: 17.20 MB
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An early Google director of marketing and brand management discusses the pioneering work of partners Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the evolution of the company's non-hierarchical structure, and the competitive environment through which ideas are developed and implemented.

Moral Reasoning At Work Rethinking Ethics In Organizations

Author: Ø. Kvalnes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137532619
Size: 16.82 MB
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This book is open access under CC-BY license. Moral dilemmas are a pervasive feature of working life. Moral Reasoning at Work offers a fresh perspective on how to live with them using ethics and moral psychology research. It argues that decision-makers must go beyond compliance and traditional approaches to ethics to prepare for moral dilemmas.

Success And Luck

Author: Robert H. Frank
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400880270
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From New York Times bestselling author and economics columnist Robert Frank, a compelling book that explains why the rich underestimate the importance of luck in their success, why that hurts everyone, and what we can do about it How important is luck in economic success? No question more reliably divides conservatives from liberals. As conservatives correctly observe, people who amass great fortunes are almost always talented and hardworking. But liberals are also correct to note that countless others have those same qualities yet never earn much. In recent years, social scientists have discovered that chance plays a much larger role in important life outcomes than most people imagine. In Success and Luck, bestselling author and New York Times economics columnist Robert Frank explores the surprising implications of those findings to show why the rich underestimate the importance of luck in success—and why that hurts everyone, even the wealthy. Frank describes how, in a world increasingly dominated by winner-take-all markets, chance opportunities and trivial initial advantages often translate into much larger ones—and enormous income differences—over time; how false beliefs about luck persist, despite compelling evidence against them; and how myths about personal success and luck shape individual and political choices in harmful ways. But, Frank argues, we could decrease the inequality driven by sheer luck by adopting simple, unintrusive policies that would free up trillions of dollars each year—more than enough to fix our crumbling infrastructure, expand healthcare coverage, fight global warming, and reduce poverty, all without requiring painful sacrifices from anyone. If this sounds implausible, you'll be surprised to discover that the solution requires only a few, noncontroversial steps. Compellingly readable, Success and Luck shows how a more accurate understanding of the role of chance in life could lead to better, richer, and fairer economies and societies.