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            The Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

            The Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Parker, Matt

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            Discover more than 85 of the most important mathematical ideas, theorems, and proofs ever devised, and the great minds behind them, with this original, graphic-led book. Applying the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of authoritative, accessible text and bold graphics to ch...art the development of maths through history, the book explores and explains subjects that range from ancient mathematical ideas and inventions, such as prehistoric tally bones and Sumerian multiplication tables, through to the developments in mathematics during medieval and Renaissance Europe, to the rise of game and group theory more recently Tracing maths through the scientific revolution to its 21st-century use in computers, the internet, and AI, The Maths Book uses an innovative graphic-led approach to make the subject accessible to everyone.
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            ISBN 9780241350362
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
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            A First Course in Applied Statistics: With Applications in Biology, Business and the Social Sciences
              

            A First Course in Applied Statistics: With Applications in Biology, Business and the Social Sciences (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            By Clark, Megan; Randal, John A.

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            A First Course in Applied Statistics by Megan J. Clark and John A. Randal, now in its second edition, is specifically tailored to the needs of biology, business and social science students and is designed to equip them with the statistical skills and knowledge that will allow the...m to advance in their chosen discipline.
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            ISBN 9781442541511
            Published NZ 26 Nov 2010
            Publisher Pearson Education
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data

            The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Spiegelhalter, David

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            Every day in the news, we are confronted with a mind-bending range of statistics about the economy, health, unemployment and more, and this information overload has only increased in the wake of the big data revolution. But data does not speak for itself. A basic grasp of statist...ical literacy is more important than ever in order to think critically about the world. In Statistics: The Art of Learning from Data, David Spiegelhalter responds to the growing interest in data science by guiding the reader through the basic statistical principles we need in order not be misled by the numbers. He introduces the fundamental topics in modern statistics - such as data visualization, bias, variability, data-analytics, probability models, discovery, Bayesian inference, and reproducibility - without unnecessary technical detail or equations. Drawing on a range of intriguing contemporary examples and studies, Spiegelhalter uses real world issues to highlight the best (and worst) ways to approach statistical problems. Smart, accessible and packed with the essentials for students and statisticsbewildered readers alike, this book will give you the basic principles for how to derive knowledge from data.
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            ISBN 9780241258767
            Released NZ 18 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Pelican books
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            Topics in Percolative and Disordered Systems
             

            Topics in Percolative and Disordered Systems (Hardback)

            Edited by Ramirez, Alejandro; Arous, Gerard Ben; Ferrari, Pablo; Newman, Charles M.; Sidoravicius, Vladas

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            Topics include developments based on breakthroughs in the mathematical understanding of phenomena describing systems in highly inhomogeneous and disordered media, including the KPZ universality class (describing the evolution of interfaces in two dimensions), random walks in rand...om environment and percolative systems.
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            ISBN 9781493903382
            Released NZ 17 Jun 2014
            Publisher Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics
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            The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data

            The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data (Hardback)

            By Spiegelhalter, David

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            Statistics has played a leading role in our scientific understanding of the world for centuries, yet we are all familiar with the way statistical claims can be sensationalised, particularly in the media. In the age of big data, as data science becomes established as a discipline,... a basic grasp of statistical literacy is more important than ever. In How to Tell the Truth with Statistics, David Spiegelhalter guides the reader through the essential principles we need in order to derive knowledge from data. Drawing on real world problems to introduce conceptual issues, he shows us how statistics can help us determine the luckiest passenger on the Titanic, whether serial killer Harold Shipman could have been caught earlier, and if screening for ovarian cancer is beneficial. How many trees are there on the planet? Do busier hospitals have higher survival rates? Why do old men have big ears? Spiegelhalter reveals the answers to these and many other questions - questions that can only be addressed using statistical science.
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            ISBN 9780241398630
            Released NZ 2 Apr 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Pelican books
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            How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information

            How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information (Hardback)

            By Cairo, Alberto

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            A leading data visualization expert explores the negative--and positive--influences that charts have on our perception of truth.

            ISBN 9781324001560
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect

            The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect (Paperback)

            By Pearl, Judea; Mackenzie, Dana

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            'Correlation does not imply causation.' This mantra was invoked by scientists for decades in order to avoid taking positions as to whether one thing caused another, such as smoking and cancer and carbon dioxide and global warming. But today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolut...ion, sparked by world-renowned computer scientist Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and placed cause and effect on a firm scientific basis. Now, Pearl and science journalist Dana Mackenzie explain causal thinking to general readers for the first time, showing how it allows us to explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It is the essence of human and artificial intelligence. And just as Pearl's discoveries have enabled machines to think better, The Book of Why explains how we can think better.
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            ISBN 9780141982410
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Strange Curves, Counting Rabbits, & Other Mathematical Explorations
              

            Strange Curves, Counting Rabbits, & Other Mathematical Explorations (EPUB ebook – Course Book)

            By Ball, Keith

            How does mathematics enable us to send pictures from space back to Earth? Where does the bell-shaped curve come from? Drawing on areas of mathematics from probability theory, number theory, and geometry, this work highlights how ideas, mostly from pure math, can answer these ques...tions. It includes puzzles and problems of varying difficulty.
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            ISBN 9781400841240
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            Language en
            Released NZ 16 Oct 2011
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            What the Luck?: The Surprising Role of Chance in Our Everyday Lives
             

            What the Luck?: The Surprising Role of Chance in Our Everyday Lives (Paperback)

            By Smith, Gary

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            The world is filled with curious facts: intelligent women tend to marry men who are less intelligent. Students who get the highest scores in year-three generally get lower scores in year-four. Pilot trainees praised for good performance achieve worse results in their next exercis...e, but trainees who are shouted at for doing poorly perform better later on. But it would be wrong for us to assume that smart women are more attracted to unintelligent men or that schools are failing their students, or that shouting is the best way to get results. There is one unifying reason for each of these curious cases: a concept called `regression to the mean' which explains how we can easily be misled by random chance in our daily lives. Luck can wreak all kinds of mischief in sports, business, education, politics, and everywhere in between so that we attach meaning to the meaningless, making questionable decisions that leave us wondering: what went wrong? In What the Luck? statistician Gary Smith and author of Standard Deviations (The Times Book of the Week) explains how an understanding of luck can not only change the way we see the world but how we can make better choices by using the realm of probability to our advantage.
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            ISBN 9780715652657
            Released NZ 1 May 2018
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Language (English)
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            Do Dice Play God?: The Mathematics of Uncertainty

            Do Dice Play God?: The Mathematics of Uncertainty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Stewart, Professor Ian

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            Uncertainty is everywhere. It lurks in every consideration of the future - the weather, the economy, the sex of an unborn child - even quantities we think that we know such as populations or the transit of the planets contain the possibility of error. It's no wonder that, through...out that history, we have attempted to produce rigidly defined areas of uncertainty - we prefer the surprise party to the surprise asteroid. We began our quest to make certain an uncertain world by reading omens in livers, tea leaves, and the stars. However, over the centuries, driven by curiosity, competition, and a desire be better gamblers, pioneering mathematicians and scientists began to reduce wild uncertainties to tame distributions of probability and statistical inferences. But, even as unknown unknowns became known unknowns, our pessimism made us believe that some problems were unsolvable and our intuition misled us. Worse, as we realized how omnipresent and varied uncertainty is, we encountered chaos, quantum mechanics, and the limitations of our predictive power. Bestselling author Professor Ian Stewart explores the history and mathematics of uncertainty. Touching on gambling, probability, statistics, financial and weather forecasts, censuses, medical studies, chaos, quantum physics, and climate, he makes one thing clear: a reasonable probability is the only certainty.
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            ISBN 9781788162289
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2019
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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