Beat the Bookie by Gabby Vukasin '14

Monday, September 30, 2013 at 1:00pm to 1:45pm

Bronfman Science Center, 106 18 Hoxsey St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

Beat the Bookie by Gabby Vukasin '14

Beat the Bookie:  How to Correctly Guess Coin Flip Sequences by Gabrielle Vukasin '14

Mathematics and Statistics Department Colloquium

Abstract:  I will show how to program a computer so that for almost every sequence of coin flips it will make a finite number of incorrect guesses and an infinite number of correct guesses. How is this possible?  I will use error correcting codes and the solution to "Ebert's Hat Game" to prove this.

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