To: Doctor Stochastic
>Those with a deep understanding of randomness
either avoid Las Vegas
Color me poor, but
I bet some day, someone with
("Parrondo games") makes
roulette a "game" of the past.
Now, lottery games . . .
Take a look at Astumian's Paradox.
It's also interesting. There are two games I & II. Each one is biased towards a loss. If you alternate I and II then the result is biased towards a win. (You can also make random choices between I & II, even with a 33% bias one way or the other.)
One need not use the game sequence number as Parrondo's version does.
There some evidence that muscle contractions use a mechanism simlilar to Astumians.
It's also interesting that there are two commentaries (one Polish and one in something like "Physics Today") that review these games but get the math wrong.
posted on 12/23/2004 9:53:42 PM PST
by Doctor Stochastic
(Vegetabilisch = chaotisch is der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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