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mathematical probability

n
1. (Statistics) the probability of an event consisting of n out of m possible equally likely occurrences, defined to be n/m. See also principle of indifference
2. (Statistics) the study of such probabilities
Brit equivalent: classical probability
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In particular, cognitive interventions using epistemic knowledge attached to the concept of probability--for instance, familiarizing the learner with other scientific interpretations of probability (9), and with the epistemic knowledge connected to the scientific design of the mathematical probability and of each of the scientific interpretations of probability individually and connected to the way these formal accounts represent the physical reality--will potentially (10) help the gambler to distinguish between probability and physical possibility, by taking probability as a mathematical or pseudo-mathematical non-absolute measure of possibility, understanding that probability measures only events belonging to ideal structures that only approximate reality through representation.
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Fuzzy logic is not in competition with mathematical probability theory in the process of evaluating random events.
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With applications including wavelets, fractals and engineering topics such as frames and signal or image processing are presentations on harmonic analysis, symmetric spaces, representation theory (including continuous, discrete, finite, infinite, compact and non-compact groups), operator theory, partial differential equations and mathematical probability.
Next, the contribution of the Port-Royal Logique (1662) to the development of mathematical probability theory is noted (pp.
There's a mathematical probability the Delta Devils could win, but even math whizzes like Speech and Green know the odds are against them.
This is a complicated and challenging process that relies on historical records and mathematical probability analysis.
For example, prominent Cambridge astrophysicist Sir Fred Hoyle concluded that the mathematical probability of life evolving randomly was "so utterly minuscule" (listing the odds of it happening at 1 to 1 plus 40,000 zeroes) that it was too ridiculous to believe.
Nick Mordin, for example - our systems expert - was a racing intellectual with a vice-like grip on mathematical probability, performance patterns and pedigree analysis.

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