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Statistics and Probability

  1. Aug 25, 2010 #1
    There are lots of books on statistics and probability that contain examples such as throwing a die or the number of buses passing through a particular junction. However these are not examples that students find interesting or tangible in any way. Are there any resources that introduces statistics and probability in a more attractive and tangible way for 18 year olds?
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  3. Aug 26, 2010 #2
    I use a die-based probability activity as a starting point for "nuclear decay" in the physics curriculum. You may want to check out the nuclear decay simulation on the http://phet.colorado.edu/" [Broken]. Nuclear decay is all about the probability that an atom will decay in a particular time frame... based on the lifetime.
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