"The way his horses ran could be summed up in a word. Last. He once had a horse who finished ahead of the winner of the 1942 Kentucky Derby. Unfortunately, the horse started running in the 1941 Kentucky Derby." -- (Groucho Marx)
John Napier (1550-1617): A native of Scotland, Napier invented logarithms as a laborsaving device to speed up numerical computation processes. His invention was enthusiastically adopted throughout Europe. Today we consider a logarithm as an exponent, but Napier never thought of his discovery in this way. Interestingly, Napier, like Michael Stifel (1486-1567) before him, was a number mystic, and spent time attempting to determine a date upon which the world would end.
When Herkimer ran a casino, what did he tell the wife of a doctor who wanted to have her husband paged?
Answer: "The house does not make doctor calls."
Things Herky would like to know:
Are there turtles that wear people-neck sweaters?
If a minister delivered a sermon that he simply made up as he was delivering it, would it be correct to say the he doesn't practice what he preaches?
Reading: Review Section 8.1, as necessary. Read Summary, page 432-433.
Exercises: See Items for reflection (below).
You are in Section 8.1.
Here is Assignment#50: Create anddescribe a binomial setting. Thisinvolves:
This should be done very neatly on a sheet ofpaper that will be displayed to the rest of the class.
LINK TO SECTIONSUMMARIES
LINK TO STATISTICS HOMEPAGE
The Practice of Statistics, by Yates, Moore, McCabe. New York,W.H. Freeman and Company, 1999. (ISBN 0-7167-3370-6)
The Cartoon Guide to Statistics, by Gonick and Smith. NewYork, HarperCollins Publishers, 1993. (ISBN 0-06-273102-5)
How to Lie with Statistics, by Darrell Huff. New York, W.W.Norton & Company, 1982 (ISBN 0-393-09426-X)
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