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How not to be wrong

the power of mathematical thinking

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This edition was published in by The Penguin Press in New York, USA.

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How Not to Be Wrong: The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life
2015, Penguin Books Ltd
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Cover of: How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
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How not to be wrong: the power of mathematical thinking
2014, The Penguin Press
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How not to be wrong

the power of mathematical thinking

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Table of Contents

When am I going to use this? 1
Part I Linearity
One LESS LIKE SWEDEN 21
Two STRAIGHT LOCALLY, CURVED GLOBALLY 31
Three EVERYONE IS OBESE 50
Four HOW MUCH IS THAT IN DEAD AMERICANS? 62
Five MORE PIE THAN PLATE 77
Part II Inference
Six THE BALTIMORE STOCKBROKER AND THE BIBLE CODE 89
Seven DEAD FISH DON'T READ MINDS 102
Eight REDUCTIO AD UNLIKELY 131
Nine THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HARUSPICY 145
Ten ARE YOU THERE, GOD? IT'S ME, BAYESIAN INFERENCE 163
Part III Expectation
Eleven WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING TO WIN THE LOTTERY 195
Twelve MISS MORE PLANES! 233
Thirteen WHERE THE TRAIN TRACKS MEET 253
Part IV Regression
Fourteen THE TRIUMPH OF MEDIOCRITY 295
Fifteen GALTON'S ELLIPSE 311
Sixteen DOES LUNG CANCER MAKE YOU SMOKE CIGARETTES? 347
Part V Existence
Seventeen THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS PUBLIC OPINION 365
Eighteen "OUT OF NOTHING I HAVE CREATED A STRANGE NEW UNIVERSE" 393
HOW TO BE RIGHT 421
Acknowledgments 439
Notes 443
Index 459

Edition Notes

Other Titles
How not to be wrong : the hidden maths of everyday life (UK)
Copyright Date
2014

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
510
Library of Congress
QA99, QA99 .E45 2014

The Physical Object

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Hardcover
Pagination
468 p.
Number of pages
468

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Open Library
OL25631993M
Internet Archive
hownottobewrongp0000elle
ISBN 13
9781594205224
LC Control Number
2014005394
OCLC/WorldCat
861479092
Library Thing
14820875
Goodreads
18693884

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November 12, 2020 Edited by Clean Up Bot import existing book
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October 21, 2014 Created by Karen Babich Added new book.