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How Not to Be Wrong: The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life By Jordan Ellenberg

How Not to Be Wrong: The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life
by Jordan Ellenberg

Explores the mathematician's method of analyzing life, from the everyday to the cosmic, showing us which numbers to defend, which ones to ignore and when to change the equation entirely. This book tells us that maths touches on everything we do, and a little mathematical knowledge reveals the hidden structures that lie beneath the chaotic surface.
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How Not to Be Wrong: The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life Summary


THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER The maths we learn in school can seem like an abstract set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In fact, Jordan Ellenberg shows us, maths touches on everything we do, and a little mathematical knowledge reveals the hidden structures that lie beneath the world's messy and chaotic surface. In How Not to be Wrong, Ellenberg explores the mathematician's method of analyzing life, from the everyday to the cosmic, showing us which numbers to defend, which ones to ignore, and when to change the equation entirely. Along the way, he explains calculus in a single page, describes Goedel's theorem using only one-syllable words, and reveals how early you actually need to get to the airport.

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Sku
GOR006611238
Title
How Not to Be Wrong: The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
480
ISBN 10
071819604X
ISBN 13
9780718196042
Prizes
N/A
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