A Useful Resource for Understanding Combinatorics and Probability Theory

Combinatorial principles can be difficult to understand from modern textbooks. The more elegant the explanation, the more it is couched in abstract mathematical language. A book that I picked up a long time ago has helped me to bridge the gap between those elegant, abstract textbook explanations and a concrete understanding of them. The book Lady Luck by Warren Weaver provides a relatively rigorous explanation of probability in plain, clear language. I have turned to this book many times to supplement my textbooks when the textbook explanation of a concept proved elusive.

© Scott Pletka and Mathematical Tools, Archaeological Problems, 2011.

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