Category Archives: Law

Eyal Sulganik: Towards a Theory of “Mathematical Accounting”

The following post was kindly contributed by Eyal Sulganik  from IDC (Interdiciplinary Center)  Herzliya. Eyal was motivated by our poll on certainty “beyond a reasonable doubt,” which is related to several issues in accounting. Mathematicians, I believe, are always looking … Continue reading

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What does “beyond a reasonable doubt” practically mean?

(Motivated by two questions from Gowers’s How should mathematics be taught to non mathematicians.)

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The 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man

Today (April 27, 2012) it is precisely 213 years 7 months, and 29 days to the completion of the declaration of the rights of man, which makes it a perfect occasion to celebrate this remarkable human creation. Here is a … Continue reading

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הסטודנטיות כצנזור

עדכון (4 ליולי 2010): בית הדין הארצי לעבודה ביטל את פסק הדין של בית המשפא האזורי ונתן מעמד של פסק דין לפשרה שהושגה בין ד”ר חנה קהת לבין מכללת אורות ואשר מסדירה את תנאי העסקתה  משנת הלימודים הבאה. ראה למטה … Continue reading

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Futures Trading as a Game of Luck

A recent interesting article by Ariel Rubinstein entitled “Digital Sodom” (in Hebrew) argues that certain forms of  futures trading (and Internet sites where these forms of trading take place) are essentially gambling activities.  The issue of “what is gambling” is very intereting. In an earlier … Continue reading

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Chess can be a Game of Luck

Can chess be a game of luck? Let us consider the following two scenarios: A) We have a chess tournament where each of forty chess players pay 50 dollars entrance fee and the winner takes the prize which is 80% … Continue reading

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