Chance and Uncertainty

Edited by H. W. Capel, J. S. Cramer, O. Estévez-Uscanga, C. A. J. Klaassen, and

Chance and Uncertainty
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Edited by H. W. Capel, J. S. Cramer, O. Estévez-Uscanga, C. A. J. Klaassen, and

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

226 pages | 6-3/4 x 9-3/4
Cloth $44.50 ISBN: 9789056290177 Published January 2002 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
'Uncertainty and chance' is a subject with a broad span, in that there is no academic discipline or walk of life that is not beset by uncertainty and chance. In this book a range of approaches is represented by authors from varied disciplines: natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences and medical sciences. At one extreme, this volume is concerned with the foundations of probability. At the other extreme, we have scholars who acknowledge the concept of chance and uncertainty but do not cope with it by means of systematic measurement or quantative analysis.
Contents
Michiel van Lambalgen:
Randomness and infinity
 
Sebastian van Strien:
Chance does not exist
 
Jaap Hijmans:
Unpredictability in dynamic evolution models: Examples from population dynamics
 
Rene Kluiving:
On the manifestations of random effects in turbulence
 
Hans Dekker
From microscopia to macroscopia: An educated "game of chance" in physics
 
Han L. J. van der Maas and Maartje E. J. Raijmakers:
Uncertainty in developmental psychology
 
Jelke Bethlehem:
Uncertainty in survey sampling: The two sides of a coin
 
Dirk Sikkel:
Stochastic processes in social surveys
 
Nico van Dijk:
"To wait or not to wait: Is that the question?"
 
Wulfert van den Brink and Mario van Schaik:
The quantitative meaning of verbal expressions of uncertainty
 
Arnold Schilder:
Reduction of uncertainty:  The core function of auditors
 
Jannes J. E. van Everdingen, MArijke A. M. van der Möhlen-Tonino and Cees J. de Groot:
A tick on a zebra
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