YOU WON'T REGRET READING THIS BOOK

We now come to much awaited book by Lev Tarasov* The World Is Built On*

* Probability*.

And this post also is the 200th post on Mirtitles!

Thanks to all who helped and encouraged!!

From the Back Cover:

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 is at the basis of everything.The Russian edition ran into 230,000 copies and is sold out.

YOU WON’T REGRET READING THIS BOOK

The book was translated from the Russian by Michael Burov and was

first published by Mir Publishers in 1988.

Thanks to Karen for getting this book from Amazon of Amerika (and I had to pay heftily in U$D, but that’s okay, I think, for a book like this). It is pretty ironic that we have now to get Soviet books from Amerika by paying in U$D.

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PDF | OCR | Pagination | Bookmarked | Cover | 600 dpi | 200 Pages |

22.8 MB

Note the files on Internet Archive may have different parameters.

Get the book here or here.

Contents

Introduction 9

Part One Tamed Chance 17

Chapter 1

Mathematics of Randomness 18

Probability 18

Random Numbers 26

Random Events 30

Discrete Random Variables 34

Continuous Random Variables 42

Chapter 2

Decision Making 46

These Difficult Decisions 46

Random Processes with Discrete States 50

Queueing Systems 55

Method of Statistical Testing 63

Games and Decision Making 69

Chapter 3

Control and Self-Control 79

The Problem of Control 79

From the “Black Box” to Cybernetics 81

Information 84

Selection of Information from Noise 94

On the Way to a Stochastic Model of the Brain 99

Part Two

Fundamentality of the Probability Laws 105

Chapter 4

Probability in Classical Physics 106

Thermodynamics and Its Puzzles 106

Molecules in a Gas and Probability 115

Pressure and Temperature of an Ideal Gas 124

Fluctuations 127

Entropy and Probability 132

Entropy and Information 138

Chapter 5

Probability in the Microcosm 142

Spontaneous Microprocesses 142

From Uncertainty Relations to the Wave Function 149

Interference and Summing Probability Amplitudes 154

Probability and Causality 160

Chapter 6

Probability in Biology 164

Introduction 164

The Patterns After the Random Combination of Genes in Crossbreeding 169

Mutations 176

Evolution Through the Eyes of geneticists 179

A concluding conversation 184

Recommended Literature 189

After a longggg wait ,its here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nice to see this wobderful book.

yes, nice to see this wonderful book.

Very nice!!!

Good work!

once again a real gem from tarasov,please post ENTERTAINING ELECTRONICS by E sedov if you have access to it.ThanKs AAAAAAAAAAAALOT||||||||||||

yes. Finally. Thanx Damitr.

Thanx a lot. After such a long wait ….

Just thank you.

can you please re-upload?

@lazy, Why it’s already there in archive.orgHi!

Thanks a lot for the book. I really find it useful.

While I was reading I found that a page after 103 is blank. Do you have an updated pdf by any chance?

Thanks.