Lecture Notes in Physics

Dynamics of Gambling: Origins of Randomness in Mechanical Systems

Authors: Strzalko, J., Grabski, J., Perlikowski, P., Stefanski, A., Kapitaniak, T.

  • Detailed and revealing information for gamblers and the gaming industry
  • Addresses deep questions concerning the nature of randomness
  • Useful for the general analysis of random effects in mechanical (engineering) systems
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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.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Strzałko, Jarosław (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • General Motion of a Rigid Body

    Strzałko, Jarosław (et al.)

    Pages 23-39

  • Equations of the Randomizer’s Dynamics

    Strzałko, Jarosław (et al.)

    Pages 41-95

  • Dynamics and Predictability

    Strzałko, Jarosław (et al.)

    Pages 97-142

  • Nature of Randomness in Mechanical Systems

    Strzałko, Jarosław (et al.)

    Pages 143-150

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-03959-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-26194-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamics of Gambling: Origins of Randomness in Mechanical Systems
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
792
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-03960-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-03960-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-03959-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26194-7
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 152
Number of Illustrations and Tables
94 b/w illustrations
Topics