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  • 5 of 5 copies available at Sage Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Columbia Gorge Community College. (Show)
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"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." -- Provided by publisher.
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Columbia Gorge Community College Library 510 PARKE 2019 (Text) 39705000052976 New Book Shelf Book None 07/22/2021 Available -
Hood River County Library 510 PAR 2020 (Text) 33892100661033 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 01/28/2020 Available -
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview 510 PARKER (Text) 37620000971764 New Adult Book None 10/19/2021 Reshelving -
Ontario Community Library 520 PARKE (Text) 33330004510097 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 02/15/2020 Available -
Pendleton Public Library 510 P227 (Text) 37801000664993 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 06/11/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593084687
  • ISBN: 9780593084694
  • ISBN: 0593084683
  • Physical Description: 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Page numbers are in reverse order.
Editions may vary.
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.
Formatted Contents Note:
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 -- Tltloay Rodanm -- Does not compute -- So, what have we learned from out mistakes?
Summary, etc.:
"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." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Mathematics > Popular works.
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