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FREE PDF Á BOOK A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper ô HELPYOUANTIB ↠ ➵ A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper Read ➼ Author John Allen Paulos – Helpyouantib.co.uk With the same user friendly uirky and perceptive approach that made Innumeracy a bestseller John Allen Paulos travels though Er showing how math and numbers are a key element in many of the articles we read every day  From the Senate SATs and sex to crime celebrities and cults I really enjoyed this work The author proves to the reader that math is not about numbers but about thinking and logic Covering a wide range of general examples he brings home the concepts of probability game theory voting poltical territory chaos economic forecasting epidemics markets non linearity logic and the complexity horizon He also brings out the finer points regarding interpretation and use of analytical tools precision re recipes anchoring checking for reasonability small sample size etc Few of the concepts were new to me but the presentation is entertaining and some of those concepts are explained better than I have seen For example the Central Limit Theorem the average of a large bunch of measurements follows a normal bell shaped curve even if the individual measurements themselves do not

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He takes stories that may not seem to involve mathematics at all and demonstrates how a lack of mathematical knowledge can hinder our understanding of them Disappointing I read a small exerpt from this book in a statistics class once and found it enjoyable I thought it would be a fun and accessible look at how statistics are misused in the media Unfortunately the description fun and accessible does not apply to the book on the whole Many sections of involved math well beyond my level of undestanding and others just seemed poorly organized to the point that I had no idea what point the author was making at any given time Too bad

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A Mathematician Reads the NewspaperWith the same user friendly uirky and perceptive approach that made Innumeracy a bestseller John Allen Paulos travels though the pages of the daily newspap A biochemist couldn't uite make it through this book but close enoughThe kind of book that eats like a banana 34 is really the perfect amount then you get full of it