A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper by John Allen Paulos PDF

By John Allen Paulos

ISBN-10: 038548254X

ISBN-13: 9780385482547

In this full of life quantity, mathematician John Allen Paulos employs his singular wit to steer us via an not likely mathematical jungle—the pages of the day-by-day newspaper. From the Senate and intercourse to celebrities and cults, Paulos takes tales that won't appear to contain math in any respect and demonstrates how mathematical naïveté can placed readers at a unique drawback. no matter if he is utilizing chaos conception to puncture financial and environmental predictions, utilizing good judgment to elucidate the dangers of spin doctoring and information compression, or utilising mathematics and customary feel to provide us a unique point of view on greed and relationships, Paulos by no means fails to entertain and enlighten.

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