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Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors

Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors (Hardback)

By Parker, Matt

Matt Parker, the brilliant stand-up mathematician, shows us what happens when maths goes wrong in the real world We would all be better off if everyone saw mathematics as a practical ally. Sadly, most of us fear maths and seek to avoid it. This is because mathematics doesn't have... good 'people skills' - it never hesitates to bluntly point out when we are wrong. But it is only trying to help! Mathematics is a friend which can fill the gaps in what our brains can do naturally. Luckily, even though we don't like sharing our own mistakes, we love to read about what happens when maths errors make the everyday go horribly wrong. Matt Parker explores and explains near misses and mishaps with planes, bridges, the internet and big data as a way of showing us not only how important maths is, but how we can use it to our advantage. This comedy of errors is a brilliantly told series of disaster stories with a happy ending.
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ISBN 9780241360231
Released NZ 7 Mar 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780241360231
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Allen Lane
Released 7 Mar 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Parker, Matt
Category Mathematics
History of Mathematics
Popular Science
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 32mm
Dewey Code 510.2
Weight 555g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Mathematics - Miscellanea, Mathematics - Humor
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly