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Pictures, Probability, and Paradox

by Robert Nelson

Award: George Pólya

Year of Award: 1980

Publication Information: The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 10, No. 3, (1979), pp. 182-190

Summary: The use of diagrams in the development of geometric intuition and some basic ideas of probability

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About the Author: (from The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 10, No. 3, (1979))

Robert Nelson is Chairman of the Mathematics Department of Menlo School. He describes himself as the author of numerous unpublished articles on mathematics. His special interests are in pure mathematics and applied tennis.



Subject classification(s): Geometry and Topology | Probability
Publication Date: 
Sunday, July 20, 2008