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The Ten Equations that Rule the World: And How You Can Use Them Too

The Ten Equations that Rule the World: And How You Can Use Them Too (Hardback)

By Sumpter, David

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They know something you don't know. They work inside investment banks, betting companies and social media giants. What are the secrets held by mathematicians and what can everyone else learn from them? Their advantage can be reduced to a small number of equations. Ten of them. An...d, surprisingly, it isn't their technical details that give them an edge. It is the way these equations allow them to view problems from a different angle -- a way of seeing the world that anyone can learn. In this eye-opening book, mathematician David Sumpter reveals the formulas that make the modern world go round, and how we can use them to better our chances of success, solidify friendships and live healthier lives, to guard against failure and financial ruin, and to see through scaremongering. Writing with clarity and wit, Sumpter explains how the same equations that are integral to Facebook can help you to work out how long to persist with a difficult task or how many episodes of a new Netflix series to watch before giving up. Empowering and enlightening, The Ten Equations shows how maths can truly change our way of understanding the world.
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ISBN 9780241404546
Released NZ 12 Nov 2020
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780241404546
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Allen Lane
Released 12 Nov 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 3 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Sumpter, David
Category Mathematics
Philosophy Of Mathematics
Applied Mathematics
Popular Science
Mathematics
Australian Curriculum
New Zealand Curriculum
Mathematics
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code 510
Weight 480g
Interest Age Adults / General
Reading Age Adults / General
Library of Congress Mathematics - Popular works
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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