
Title  Dynamics of Gambling: Origins of Randomness in Mechanical Systems 
Author(s)  Strzalko, Jaroslaw;Grabski, Juliusz;Perlikowski, Przemyslaw;Stefanski, Andrzej;Kapitaniak, Tomasz 
Publication  Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2009. 
Description  X, 152 p. 94 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  This monograph presents a concise discussion of the dynamics of mechanical randomizers (coin tossing, die throw and roulette). The authors derive the equations of motion, also describing collisions and body contacts. It is shown and emphasized that, from the dynamical point of view, outcomes are predictable, i.e. if an experienced player can reproduce initial conditions with a small finite uncertainty, there is a good chance that the desired final state will be obtained. Finally, readers learn why mechanical randomizers can approximate random processes and benefit from a discussion of the nature of randomness in mechanical systems. In summary, the book not only provides a general analysis of random effects in mechanical (engineering) systems, but addresses deep questions concerning the nature of randomness, and gives potentially useful tips for gamblers and the gaming industry 
ISBN,Price  9783642039607 
Keyword(s)  1. CLASSICAL MECHANICS
2. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
3. Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory
4. DYNAMICS
5. EBOOK
6. EBOOK  SPRINGER
7. ERGODIC THEORY
8. GAME THEORY
9. Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behav. Sciences
10. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
11. MECHANICS
12. Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
13. Statistics??
14. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
15. VIBRATION
16. Vibration, Dynamical Systems, Control

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