# Catalin Barboianu

**Catalin Barboianu** (born in 1968) is a Romanian mathematician and philosopher of science. He earned his PhD in philosophy of science from the University of Bucharest.
He is researcher in the following areas: applied mathematics, cognitive psychology (problem gambling), philosophy of education, education sciences (science and mathematics education), philosophy of science and mathematics, epistemology, philosophy of language. He is also a science writer and founder of PhilScience organization.

Between 2004 and 2013 he authored eight books on mathematics of gambling. As a gaming mathematician and problem-gambling researcher he militated for the exposure of the mathematical facts of gambling to players, as an ethical obligation and for the effectiveness of the prevention and treatment of problematic gambling. He is consultant for the mathematical aspects of games of chance for the gaming industry and problem-gambling institutions.

In mathematics education, Barboianu argued for the necessity of turning to philosophy of mathematics and of science, fundamentals of mathematics, and epistemology, for an adequate understanding of mathematics.

## Publications[edit]

### Books for a popular audience[edit]

- What is Mathematics: School
- Guide to Conceptual Understanding of Mathematics (2021), ISBN 9789731991986 Search this book on ..
- Philosophy of Applicability of Mathematics: Between Unreasonable and Reasonable (2018), Romanian Edition, ISBN 9789731991900 Search this book on .
- The Constitutive Role of Mathematics in Structural Science (2017), Romanian edition, ISBN 9789731991177 Search this book on .
- The Mathematics of Slots: Configurations, Combinations, Probabilities (2013), ISBN 9789731991405 Search this book on .
- Texas Hold'em Odds for Your Strategy, with Probability-Based Hand Analyses (2011), ISBN 9789731991344 Search this book on .
- The Mathematics of Lottery: Odds, Combinations, Systems (2009), ISBN 9789731991115 Search this book on .
- Mathematics Problems with Separate Progressive Solutions: Hints, Algorithms, Proofs. Volume 1 - Intermediate and College Algebra (2008), ISBN 9789738866294 Search this book on .
- Roulette Odds and Profits: The Mathematics of Complex Bets (2007), ISBN 9789738752078 Search this book on .
- Draw Poker Odds: The Mathematics of Classical Poker (2007), ISBN 9789738752054 Search this book on .
- Probability Guide to Gambling: The Mathematics of Dice, Slots, Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack, Poker, Lottery, and Sport Bets (2006), ISBN 9789738752030 Search this book on .
- Understanding and Calculating the Odds: Probability Theory Basics and Calculus Guide for Beginners, with Applications in Games of Chance and Everyday Life (2006), ISBN 9789738752016 Search this book on .

### Non-peer reviewed publications[edit]

The effectiveness of ancient knowledge: Inspiring Archimedes. *PhilScience Magazine*

Human mathematics and God’s mathematics. *PhilScience Magazine*

LISA satellite: Technology of the future for the science of the past. *PhilScience Magazine*

Applied mathematicians in the service of pressing global issues. *Euroscientist*

## External links[edit]

Catalin Barboianu on Google Scholar

Probability Theory Guide and Applications

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