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How Not To Be Wrong: The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life (Hardback)
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How Not To Be Wrong: The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 03/06/2014
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The maths we learn in school can seem like an abstract set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In fact, Jordan Ellenberg shows us, maths touches on everything we do, and a little mathematical knowledge reveals the hidden structures that lie beneath the world's messy and chaotic surface. In How Not to be Wrong, Ellenberg explores the mathematician's method of analyzing life, from the everyday to the cosmic, showing us which numbers to defend, which ones to ignore, and when to change the equation entirely. Along the way, he explains calculus in a single page, describes Godel's theorem using only one-syllable words, and reveals how early you actually need to get to the airport.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781846146787

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Coming from a family of maths lovers I loved this book. Ellenberg is a fantastically entertaining writter and I will definitely be buying any future books. Not to be missed.

19th June 2015
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“When life is 10 x 5 - 23 x 2 = 4”

ALL you need is love…and maths.
To be a better thinker, making better decisions, resulting in a better life, use maths, giving ‘access to insights accessible by no other means’.
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