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How not to be wrong : the power of mathematical thinking /

"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... Full description

Main Author: Ellenberg, Jordan, 1971-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York, New York : The Penguin Press, 2014
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Contents: When am I going to use this? -- Linearity. Less like Sweden ; Straight locally, curved globally ; Everyone is obese ; How much is that in dead Americans? ; More pie than plate -- Inference. The Baltimore stockbroker and the Bible Code ; Dead fish don't read minds ; Reductio ad unlikely ; The international journal of haruspicy ; Are you there, God? It's me, Bayesian inference -- Expectation. What to expect when you're expecting to win the lottery ; Miss more planes! ; Where the train tracks meet -- Regression. The triumph of mediocrity ; Galton's eclipse ; Does lung cancer make you smoke cigarettes? -- Existence. There is no such thing as public opinion ; "Out of nothing I have created a strange new universe" -- How to be right.
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