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Randomness, coins and dental floss! Featuring Professor Persi Diaconis from Stanford University. To catch or not to catch? Coming soon. Extra footage (Numberphile2): http://youtu.be/9RKKoXw7wJw Superbowl coin tosses: http://youtu.be/bFfSfzjhfC8 Paper shown in this video (Dynamical Bias in the Coin Toss): http://bit.ly/DynamicalBias Support us on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/numberphile NUMBERPHILE Website: http://www.numberphile.com/ Numberphile on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/numberphile Numberphile tweets: https://twitter.com/numberphile Numberphile is supported by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI): http://bit.ly/MSRINumberphile Videos by Brady Haran Brady's videos subreddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/BradyHaran/ A run-down of Brady's channels: http://www.bradyharan.com Sign up for (occasional) emails: http://eepurl.com/YdjL9
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Randomness expert (and former magician) Persi Diaconis on whether it is best to catch a coin or let it fall to the ground. Main video: http://youtu.be/AYnJv68T3MM Extra footage: http://youtu.be/9RKKoXw7wJw Superbowl coin tosses: http://youtu.be/bFfSfzjhfC8 NUMBERPHILE Website: http://www.numberphile.com/ Numberphile on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/numberphile Numberphile tweets: https://twitter.com/numberphile Numberphile is supported by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI): http://bit.ly/MSRINumberphile Videos by Brady Haran Support us on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/numberphile Brady's videos subreddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/BradyHaran/ A run-down of Brady's channels: http://www.bradyharan.com Sign up for (occasional) emails: http://eepurl.com/YdjL9
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There's more over on Veritasium! "What is NOT Random?": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMb00lz-IfE SOURCES AND MORE BELOW! My twitter: https://twitter.com/tweetsauce My instagram: http://instagram.com/electricpants Generate random numbers using atmospheric noise: http://www.random.org/ randomness: http://www.random.org/randomness/ http://www.random.org/analysis/ http://faculty.rhodes.edu/wetzel/random/mainbody.html http://faculty.rhodes.edu/wetzel/random/level23intro.html https://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~chaitin/sciamer.html flipping a coin until 10 heads happen in a row: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwvIGNXY21Y rolling dice until you get a Yahtzee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiTwar7mFws find word in YouTube video URLs with this in Google: allinurl:[your word here] site:youtube.com/watch "Random" as slang: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/31/magazine/31FOB-onlanguage-t.html?_r=3&ref=on_language http://www.theawl.com/2011/03/our-obsession-with-the-word-random-fear-of-a-millennial-planet The many sides of dice: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Dice_by_number_of_sides#D100 non-transitive dice: http://mathsgear.co.uk/products/non-transitive-grime-dice Checking the fairness of dice: http://www.awesomedice.com/blog/353/d20-dice-randomness-test-chessex-vs-gamescience/ http://www.1000d4.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/dice-unified-final-big.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKhpYJzCcSw http://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/That's_How_I_Roll_-_A_Scientific_Analysis_of_Dice http://www.insidescience.org/blog/2012/09/12/dice-rolls-are-not-completely-random A fancy super-fair die: http://kotaku.com/the-most-technologically-advanced-six-sided-die-ever-1183763055 coin-flipping odds: http://econ.ucsb.edu/~doug/240a/Coin%20Flip.htm [PDF] http://statweb.stanford.edu/~susan/papers/headswithJ.pdf http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/chance_news/recent_news/chance_news_11.02.html#item2 a nickel landing on it's side: http://labs.adsabs.harvard.edu/adsabs/abs/1993PhRvE..48.2547M/ [PDF]: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1008.4559.pdf a book that will keep you guessing: http://www.amazon.com/Million-Random-Digits-Normal-Deviates/dp/0833030477/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top 17 'feels' random: http://scienceblogs.com/cognitivedaily/2007/02/05/is-17-the-most-random-number/ How to be random (er.. wandom): http://www.wikihow.com/Be-Random Bell's inequality: http://drchinese.com/David/Bell_Theorem_Easy_Math.htm http://www.felderbooks.com/papers/bell.html http://www.quantiki.org/wiki/Bell's_theorem Bell's inequality videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-s3q9wlLag https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zfnvGXpy-g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd-tKr0LJTM You can't even handle how wandom and quirky I am: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STSNHeAtETM 160 Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDxn0Xfqkgw
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The NFC's streak of 14 Super Bowl coin toss wins has come to an end... And they aren't likely to do it again for another 32,766 years. Dr James Grime attempts to calculate how many years - on average - the NFC will wait to win another 14 in a row. Website: http://www.numberphile.com/ Numberphile on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/numberphile Numberphile tweets: https://twitter.com/numberphile Videos by Brady Haran James Grime's website is http://singingbanana.com/
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Hank helps us understand the difference between the colloquial meaning of randomness, and the scientific meaning, which is also known as stochasticity. We will learn how, in fact, randomness is surprisingly predictable. Like SciShow: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Follow SciShow: http://www.twitter.com/scishow References http://scienceblogs.com/mikethemadbiologist/2006/07/06/randomness-versus... http://www.leancrew.com/all-this/2009/06/stochasticity/
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