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The Resource Humble pi : when math goes wrong in the real world, Matt Parker

Humble pi : when math goes wrong in the real world, Matt Parker

Label
Humble pi : when math goes wrong in the real world
Title
Humble pi
Title remainder
when math goes wrong in the real world
Statement of responsibility
Matt Parker
Title variation
Humble pie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parker, Matt
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA93
LC item number
.P37275 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
Label
Humble pi : when math goes wrong in the real world, Matt Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Page numbers are in reverse order
  • First published in Great Britain as: Humble pi : a comedy of maths errors by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Random House Uk, 2019--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Losing track of time -- Engineering mistakes -- Little data -- Out of shape -- You can't count on it -- Does not compute -- Probably wrong -- Put your money where your mistakes are -- A roundabout way -- Too small to notice -- Units, conventions, and why can't we all just get along? -- Stats the way I like it -- Titloay Rodanm -- Does not compute -- So, what have we learned from out mistakes?
Control code
on1099569656
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780593084687
Lccn
2019029057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1099569656
Label
Humble pi : when math goes wrong in the real world, Matt Parker
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Page numbers are in reverse order
  • First published in Great Britain as: Humble pi : a comedy of maths errors by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Random House Uk, 2019--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Losing track of time -- Engineering mistakes -- Little data -- Out of shape -- You can't count on it -- Does not compute -- Probably wrong -- Put your money where your mistakes are -- A roundabout way -- Too small to notice -- Units, conventions, and why can't we all just get along? -- Stats the way I like it -- Titloay Rodanm -- Does not compute -- So, what have we learned from out mistakes?
Control code
on1099569656
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780593084687
Lccn
2019029057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1099569656

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