Numbercrunch: A Mathematician's Toolkit for Making Sense of Your World

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Numbercrunch: A Mathematician's Toolkit for Making Sense of Your World

Numbercrunch: A Mathematician's Toolkit for Making Sense of Your World

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An excellent, straightforward introduction to usefulness of numbers, which gets to the heart of why maths is so important to all of us. g., the book by Spiegelhalter, which treats similar ideas in a deeper way but not more complicated to read. However, even in this topic, the good professor stumbles by trying to justify some of the official view points (of which he's a part of). I follow Professor Johnson on Twitter, and found him a helpful, moderate source of information during the pandemic.

It is a pity that most examples in the book are based on the covid pandemic only, as the title of the does not suggest that. Utilizing equations offers the advantage of invoking a deeper understanding of concepts that might be challenging to convey through words alone. This is a super fascinating, well-written and amusing guide to how an understanding of numbers can help us make sense of all the data/information around us. Numbercrunch is aimed at a general audience, and will be published as hardback, ebook and audiobook on 3 March. Numbercrunch: A Mathematician’s Toolkit For Making Sense of Your World by Professor Oliver Johnson | 9781788708333.

The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Really good book for the less maths inclined amongst us with everyday examples used making it easier to relate to. And if every journalist and pundit would read even just chapter 7, our media would be so much better for it. Journeying through the three sections of Randomness, Structure, and Information, we meet a host of brilliant minds such Alan Turing, Enrico Fermi and Claude Shannon, and we learn the tools, tips and tricks to cut through the noise all around us - from the Law of Large Numbers to Entropy to Brownian Motion. Not to mention the things much closer to home: ever wondered when the best time is to leave a party?

Das Buch greift alltagsnahe Themen auf und zeigt wie mit etwas Systematik und einem praxisrelevanten mathematischen Basisverständnis der Sachverhalt rational erklärt werden kann. Johnson applies careful analysis and great common sense to an extraordinary range of applications of mathematical ideas, from football to filter bubbles - explaining formal ideas with minimum technicalities, and weighing their relevance to the real world. The author is explaining the concept of probability in plain English, avoiding the use of equations.Oliver Johnson is Professor of Information Theory and Director of the Institute for Statistical Science in the School of Mathematics. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. With barely an equation in sight, Numbercrunch makes a passionate case for how just a little bit more numeracy could help us all. Absolut empfehlenswert für jeden, der entweder privat oder im Beruf Datenzusammenhänge besser verstehen möchte. There are far better books on this topic and the good professor offers no new insights or better explanation on his selected maths topics.

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