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A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

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In this lively volume, mathematician John Allen Paulos employs his singular wit to guide us through an unlikely mathematical jungle—the pages of the daily newspaper. From the Senate and sex to celebrities and cults, Paulos takes stories that may not seem to involve math at all and demonstrates how mathematical naïveté can put readers at a distinct disadvantage. Whether hes using chaos theory to puncture economic and environmental predictions, applying logic to clarify the hazards of spin doctoring and news compression, or employing arithmetic and common sense to give us a novel perspective on greed and relationships, Paulos never fails to entertain and enlighten.

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ISBN:
9780465089994
Author:
Paulos, John Allen
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Subject:
Statistics
Subject:
Mathematics | Probability and Statistics
Subject:
Mathematics - General
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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