How not to be wrong: the power of mathematical thinking

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How not to be wrong: the power of mathematical thinking

Post by Turdacious » Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:47 am

Book by Jordan Ellenberg. Applies math logic to ordinary issues including obesity, voting, baseball, and cancer. It is non technical and he writes very well. A little esoteric at times but not too often. Those who like Taleb and Kahneman will enjoy this.
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Re: How not to be wrong: the power of mathematical thinking

Post by powerlifter54 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:59 am

Math tends to clarify things quite quickly.
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Re: How not to be wrong: the power of mathematical thinking

Post by Luke » Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:15 am

During the week a friend was complaining about a math component to her degree she hadn't seen coming. It made me realise I remember close to nothing from high school math. Pretty disconcerting actually.

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Re: How not to be wrong: the power of mathematical thinking

Post by buckethead » Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:18 am

powerlifter54 wrote:Math tends to clarify things quite quickly.
Lol

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