The Resource How not to be wrong : the power of mathematical thinking, Jordan Ellenberg
How not to be wrong : the power of mathematical thinking, Jordan Ellenberg
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 Summary
 "In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us that math isn't confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we dothe whole world is shot through with it. Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It's a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted: How early should you get to the airport? What does "public opinion" really represent? Why do tall parents have shorter children? Who really won Florida in 2000? And how likely are you, really, to develop cancer? How Not to Be Wrong presents the surprising revelations behind all of these questions and many more, using the mathematician's method of analyzing life and exposing the hardwon insights of the academic community to the laymanminus the jargon. Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need."
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 468 pages
 Contents

 Part II.
 Inference.
 The Baltimore stockbroker and the Bible Code
 Dead fish don't read minds
 Reductio ad unlikely
 The international journal of haruspicy
 Are you there, God? It's me, Bayesian inference
 Part III.
 Expectation.
 What to expect when you're expecting to win the lottery
 When am I going to use this? ;
 Miss more planes!
 Where the train tracks meet
 Part IV.
 Regression.
 The triumph of mediocrity
 Galton's ellipse
 Does lung cancer make you smoke cigarettes?
 Part V.
 Existence.
 There is no such thing as public opinion
 Part I.
 "Out of nothing I have created a strange new universe"
 How to be right
 Linearity.
 Less like Sweden
 Straight locally, curved globally
 Everyone is obese
 How much is that in dead Americans?
 More pie than plate
 Isbn
 9780143127536
 Label
 How not to be wrong : the power of mathematical thinking
 Title
 How not to be wrong
 Title remainder
 the power of mathematical thinking
 Statement of responsibility
 Jordan Ellenberg
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 "In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us that math isn't confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we dothe whole world is shot through with it. Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It's a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted: How early should you get to the airport? What does "public opinion" really represent? Why do tall parents have shorter children? Who really won Florida in 2000? And how likely are you, really, to develop cancer? How Not to Be Wrong presents the surprising revelations behind all of these questions and many more, using the mathematician's method of analyzing life and exposing the hardwon insights of the academic community to the laymanminus the jargon. Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need."
 Assigning source
 Provided by publisher
 Cataloging source
 DLC
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
 1971
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Ellenberg, Jordan
 Dewey number
 510
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 LC call number
 QA99
 LC item number
 .E45 2014
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
 http://library.link/vocab/subjectName

 Mathematics
 Mathematical analysis
 MATHEMATICS
 Mathematical analysis
 Mathematics
 Mathematik
 Statistik
 Alltag
 MATHEMATICS / General
 Label
 How not to be wrong : the power of mathematical thinking, Jordan Ellenberg
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 443457) and 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

 Part II.
 Inference.
 The Baltimore stockbroker and the Bible Code
 Dead fish don't read minds
 Reductio ad unlikely
 The international journal of haruspicy
 Are you there, God? It's me, Bayesian inference
 Part III.
 Expectation.
 What to expect when you're expecting to win the lottery
 When am I going to use this? ;
 Miss more planes!
 Where the train tracks meet
 Part IV.
 Regression.
 The triumph of mediocrity
 Galton's ellipse
 Does lung cancer make you smoke cigarettes?
 Part V.
 Existence.
 There is no such thing as public opinion
 Part I.
 "Out of nothing I have created a strange new universe"
 How to be right
 Linearity.
 Less like Sweden
 Straight locally, curved globally
 Everyone is obese
 How much is that in dead Americans?
 More pie than plate
 Control code
 ocn861479092
 Dimensions
 25 cm
 Extent
 468 pages
 Isbn
 9780143127536
 Lccn
 2014005394
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code
 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number

 (Sirsi) i9781594205224
 (OCoLC)861479092
 Label
 How not to be wrong : the power of mathematical thinking, Jordan Ellenberg
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 443457) and 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

 Part II.
 Inference.
 The Baltimore stockbroker and the Bible Code
 Dead fish don't read minds
 Reductio ad unlikely
 The international journal of haruspicy
 Are you there, God? It's me, Bayesian inference
 Part III.
 Expectation.
 What to expect when you're expecting to win the lottery
 When am I going to use this? ;
 Miss more planes!
 Where the train tracks meet
 Part IV.
 Regression.
 The triumph of mediocrity
 Galton's ellipse
 Does lung cancer make you smoke cigarettes?
 Part V.
 Existence.
 There is no such thing as public opinion
 Part I.
 "Out of nothing I have created a strange new universe"
 How to be right
 Linearity.
 Less like Sweden
 Straight locally, curved globally
 Everyone is obese
 How much is that in dead Americans?
 More pie than plate
 Control code
 ocn861479092
 Dimensions
 25 cm
 Extent
 468 pages
 Isbn
 9780143127536
 Lccn
 2014005394
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code
 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number

 (Sirsi) i9781594205224
 (OCoLC)861479092
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