Friday math movie - NUMB3RS and Bayes’ Theorem
By Murray Bourne, 23 Nov 2007
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Here's Charlie (the main character in the NUMB3RS tv series) explaining the Monty Hall problem to his students. It has a good twist, of course. What you expect intuitively is not the best decision.
Here is another explanation of the same thing from Ron Clarke (which has a bit of a Monty Python feel):
Here's quite a good (if lengthy) explanation of Bayes' Theorem. From the page's intro:
... an excruciatingly gentle introduction.
There's a bunch of Java applets on that page that let you play with the concepts and investigate the meaning.
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