Humble Pi

Humble Pi

When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World

Book - 2020
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"This tour of real-world mathematical disasters reveals the importance of math in everyday life. All sorts of seemingly innocuous mathematical mistakes can have significant consequences. Exploring and explaining a litany of glitches, near misses, and mathematical mishaps involving the internet, big data, elections, street signs, lotteries, the Roman Empire, and an Olympic team, Matt Parker uncovers the ways math trips us up"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2020
ISBN: 9780593084687
0593084683
Characteristics: 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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