The Resource The math of life and death : 7 mathematical principles that shape our lives, Kit Yates, (electronic resource)

The math of life and death : 7 mathematical principles that shape our lives, Kit Yates, (electronic resource)

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The math of life and death : 7 mathematical principles that shape our lives
Title
The math of life and death
Title remainder
7 mathematical principles that shape our lives
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Kit Yates
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Language
eng
Summary
"We are all doing math all the time, from the way we communicate with each other to the way we travel, from how we work to how we relax. Many of us are aware of this. But few of us really appreciate the full power of math - the extent to which its influence is not only in every office and every home, but also in every courtroom and hospital ward. In this eye-opening and extraordinary book, Kit Yates explores the true stories of life-changing events in which the application - or misapplication - of mathematics has played a critical role: patients crippled by faulty genes and entrepreneurs bankrupted by faulty algorithms; innocent victims of miscarriages of justice and the unwitting victims of software glitches. We follow stories of investors who have lost fortunes and parents who have lost children, all because of mathematical misunderstandings. Along the way, Yates arms us with simple mathematical rules and tools that can help us make better decisions in our increasingly quantitative society"--
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Yates, Kit
Dewey number
510
Index
index present
LC call number
QA93
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Mathematics
Target audience
adolescent
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The math of life and death : 7 mathematical principles that shape our lives, Kit Yates, (electronic resource)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=372&titleId=4815542
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Title Page; Dedication; Introduction: Almost Everything; Chapter 1: Thinking Exponentially: The Sobering Limits of Power; Chapter 2: Sensitivity, Specificity, and Second Opinions: How Math Makes Medicine Manageable; Chapter 3: The Laws of Mathematics: Investigating the Role of Mathematics in the Law; Chapter 4: Don't Believe the Truth: Debunking Media Statistics; Chapter 5: Wrong Place, Wrong Time: When Our Number Systems Let Us Down; Chapter 6: Relentless Optimization: From Evolution to E-commerce, Life Is an Algorithm
  • Chapter 7: Susceptible, Infective, Removed: How to Stop an EpidemicEpilogue; Acknowledgments; About the Author; References; Index; Copyright
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781982111892
Lccn
2019024832
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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4eeb9702-db3d-43da-ae5b-fdb4f5003642
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1117311838
Label
The math of life and death : 7 mathematical principles that shape our lives, Kit Yates, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=372&titleId=4815542
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Title Page; Dedication; Introduction: Almost Everything; Chapter 1: Thinking Exponentially: The Sobering Limits of Power; Chapter 2: Sensitivity, Specificity, and Second Opinions: How Math Makes Medicine Manageable; Chapter 3: The Laws of Mathematics: Investigating the Role of Mathematics in the Law; Chapter 4: Don't Believe the Truth: Debunking Media Statistics; Chapter 5: Wrong Place, Wrong Time: When Our Number Systems Let Us Down; Chapter 6: Relentless Optimization: From Evolution to E-commerce, Life Is an Algorithm
  • Chapter 7: Susceptible, Infective, Removed: How to Stop an EpidemicEpilogue; Acknowledgments; About the Author; References; Index; Copyright
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781982111892
Lccn
2019024832
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4eeb9702-db3d-43da-ae5b-fdb4f5003642
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1117311838

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