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
 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 dothe 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 hardwon insights of the academic community to the laymanminus 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"
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 468 pages
 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
 Isbn
 9781594205224
 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
 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 dothe 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 hardwon insights of the academic community to the laymanminus 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"
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 Title
 How not to be wrong
 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 hardwon insights of the academic community to the laymanminus 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
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 Cataloging source
 DLC
 Dewey number
 510
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 LC call number
 QA99
 LC item number
 .E45 2014
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
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 Target audience
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 How not to be wrong : the power of mathematical thinking, Jordan Ellenberg
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 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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 Dimensions
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 Extent
 468 pages
 Isbn
 9781594205224
 Isbn Type
 (hardback)
 Lccn
 2014005394
 Other physical details
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 System control number
 (OCoLC)861479092
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