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The Resource How not to be wrong : the power of mathematical thinking, Jordan Ellenberg

How not to be wrong : the power of mathematical thinking, Jordan Ellenberg

Label
How not to be wrong : the power of mathematical thinking
Title
How not to be wrong
Title remainder
the power of mathematical thinking
Statement of responsibility
Jordan Ellenberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us that math isn't confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do--the whole world is shot through with it. Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It's a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted: How early should you get to the airport? What does "public opinion" really represent? Why do tall parents have shorter children? Who really won Florida in 2000? And how likely are you, really, to develop cancer? How Not to Be Wrong presents the surprising revelations behind all of these questions and many more, using the mathematician's method of analyzing life and exposing the hard-won insights of the academic community to the layman--minus the jargon. Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need. "--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA99 .E45 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
How not to be wrong : the power of mathematical thinking, Jordan Ellenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-457) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When am I going to use this? -- Linearity -- Inference -- Expectation -- Regression -- Existence
Control code
ocn861479092
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
468 pages
Isbn
9781594205224
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014005394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)861479092
Label
How not to be wrong : the power of mathematical thinking, Jordan Ellenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-457) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When am I going to use this? -- Linearity -- Inference -- Expectation -- Regression -- Existence
Control code
ocn861479092
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
468 pages
Isbn
9781594205224
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014005394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)861479092

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