Tag: Bayesian probability

Bayes and the billiard balls: and what’s the probability the Sun rises tomorrow?
This is again from Ten Great Ideas About Chance. Some years ago I wrote about measuring how fair, or otherwise, a dime coin might be, applying Bayes’s theorem, which requires us to start with a view on the fairness of the coin (the socalled ‘prior’). Then, as is typical in many such example cases, I […]

Maths or physics ‘A’ level student? Then read this book…
The Language of Mathematics: making the invisible visible Although I want to warmly recommend this book, it is not what I expected when I started reading it – another popular explanation of maths that just might contain an insight or two. Instead it is much more like a tour d’horizon of a first year of […]