Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors

Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths ErrorsThe author explains how the misuse of math creates problems Mathematical errors often include mistaking units pounds for kilograms, feet for meters , and misunderstanding probabilistic and statistical statements Parker also presents examples of users of computer software not fully understanding t

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The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

The Miscalculations of Lightning GirlLucy Callahan was struck by lightning She doesn t remember it, but it changed her life forever The zap gave her genius level math skills, and ever since, Lucy has been homeschooled Now, at 12 years old, she s technically ready for college She just has to pass 1 test middle school n nLucy s

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Introducing Game Theory: A Graphic Guide (Introducing...)

Introducing Game Theory: A Graphic Guide (Introducing...)n When should you adopt an aggressive business strategy How do we make decisions when we don t have all the information What makes international environmental cooperation possible nGame theory is the study of how we make a decision when the outcome of our moves depends on the decisions of someone

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Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms

Hello World: Being Human in the Age of AlgorithmsWhen it comes to artificial intelligence, we either hear of a paradise on earth or of our imminent extinction It s time we stand face to digital face with the true powers and limitations of the algorithms that already automate important decisions in healthcare, transportation, crime, and commerce.

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The Art of Statistics: How to Learn from Data

The Art of Statistics: How to Learn from DataThe definitive guide to statistical thinkingStatistics are everywhere, as integral to science as they are to business, and in the popular media hundreds of times a day In this age of big data, a basic grasp of statistical literacy is important than ever if we want to separate the fact from the

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Enchantress of Numbers

Enchantress of NumbersThe only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth Estranged from Ada s father, who was infamously mad, bad, and dangerous to know, Ada s mathematician mother is determined to save her only ch

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Secret Coders (Secret Coders, #1)

Secret Coders (Secret Coders, #1)Welcome to Stately Academy, a school which is just crawling with mysteries to be solved The founder of the school left many clues and puzzles to challenge his enterprising students Using their wits and their growing prowess with coding, Hopper and her friend Eni are going to solve the mystery of S

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Circle

CircleMac Barnett and Jon Klassen deliver the final tale about Triangle, Square, and Circle n nThis book is about Circle This book is also about Circle s friends, Triangle and Square Also it is about a rule that Circle makes, and how she has to rescue Triangle when he breaks that rule.

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Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction

Superforecasting: The Art and Science of PredictionA n New York Times nBestsellerAn Economist Best Book of 2015 The most important book on decision making since Daniel Kahneman s Thinking, Fast and Slow Jason Zweig, The Wall Street Journal Everyone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launch

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Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden BraidDouglas Hofstadter s book is concerned directly with the nature of maps or links between formal systems However, according to Hofstadter, the formal system that underlies all mental activity transcends the system that supports it If life can grow out of the formal chemical substrate of the cell,

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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Flatland: A Romance of Many DimensionsThis masterpiece of science and mathematical fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for than 100 years The work of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A Abbott 1838 1926 , it describes the journeys of A Square sic

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