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text Humble pi : when math goes wrong in the real world

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, ... Read more
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, ... Read more
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314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Publisher
Riverhead Books 2020

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