I got tagged by AradhanaD at Leftist Looney Lunchbox.
Find the nearest book.
Turn to page 123.
Go to the fifth sentence on the page.
Copy out the next three sentences and post to your blog.
Name the book and the author, and tag three more folks.
This was a little difficult. I had three nearest books, and one of them was a dictionary. I chose one of the other two. Here's the quote:
Theorem 6.4 can be quite useful in conjunction with upper bounds on the binomial distribution, such as Lemma 6.1.
A bound on the right tail can be determined similarly.
Consider a sequence of n Bernoulli trials where success occurs with probability p.
The book is the first edition of Introduction to Algorithms by Cormen, Leiserson, and Rivest. This book should be familiar to anybody who has spent more than a couple of years studying computer science at a university level. It's a giant tome and one of the most useful "theory" books in computer science. It was a little hard to pick out what was the "fifth sentence" because prior to what I quoted, there were several equations.
The quote comes from chapter 6, "Counting and Probability," which is one of the introductory chapters giving background/remedial mathematics. (The book is about 1000 pages or so.) It's basically talking about what happens at the far ends of the so-called "bell curve."