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    My problem with books on mathematics is never remembering the formulas even from one chapter to the next OK and being bored with them is a fac

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    If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewNumeracy The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives

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    This is a fantastic book on Mathematics but is a little bit advanced for novices It covers a lot of topics all of which amaze one when the maths behind them is revealed Of particular interest is the last chapter which deals with the modeling of pandemics this book was written before covid 19 became a thing Hig

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    I was never very good at math growing up in China where I never fully understood why I needed to do the proof of euations in math classes Now as a professional I am doing a job which forces me to work in math a lot Slowly seeing the magic of math everywhere from pharmaceutical to industrial production from sales to oil and gas and see the value math brings I started to appreciate it a lot This will be a book I want to send as a g

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    However approximately 85 percent of automated warnings in ICUs are false alarmsIf you're at all fascinated with numbers you will love this book There are no actual formulas in this book instead what it shows you is how math is a part of every aspect of our lives from medicine to law to sales This book is full of real life stories many you might know from hearing about them in the news and many others that ar

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    No Formulas Just Numb3rs In this book about how math shapes our lives British math professor Yates doesn't take us into the algebra geometry and even trigonometry that we all use daily whether we realize it or n

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    I have been a lifelong reader I love learning and this book was right in my lane enjoyed the new exposures

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    As a math nerd I am always looking for books that provide insight into the use of mathematics in our lives I skimmed through this book and found some interesting tidbits on disease exponents and statistics The examples and stories include a lot of visuals which helps but there is a lot of detail here than I personally needed since I was reading this book for fun

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    A lot of familiar mathematical ideas but told engagingly and with plenty of wit I especially enjoyed the final chapter on epidemiology although I'd have liked a bit mathematical detail even in the form of diagrams rather than euations

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    The Maths of Life and Death written by Kit Yates who is a senior lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and co director of the Centre for Mathematical Biology at the University of Bath aims to show that ‘maths is for everyone’ and that mathematics is ‘first and foremost a practical tool to make sense of our complex world‘ This is a mission that I’m definitely on board with I’m convinced that maths is the worst ta

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The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives

From birthdays to birth rates to how we perceive the passing of time mathematical patterns shape our lives But for those of us who left math behind in high school the numbers and figures hurled at us as we go about our days can sometimes leave us scratching our heads and feeling as if we’re fumbling through a mathematical minefield In this eye opening and extraordinarily accessible book mathemati­cian Kit Yates illumina If you re into stuff like this you can read the full reviewNumeracy The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives by Kit YatesMany maths disciplines are extremely useful Trigonometry algebra Euclidian geometry others are all useful should be used in general life eg when building something Additionally as mentioned in the article being able to understand calculate compound interest is useful for just about everyone Another example calculating if discount percentages are genuine or not Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos us who left math behind in high school the numbers and figures hurled at The Illusionists us as we go about our days can sometimes leave O Último Testamento (Maggie Costello, us scratching our heads and feeling as if we’re fumbling through a mathematical minefield In this eye opening and extraordinarily accessible book mathemati­cian Kit Yates illumina If you re into stuff like this you can read the full reviewNumeracy The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives by Kit YatesMany maths disciplines are extremely One for My Baby useful Trigonometry algebra Euclidian geometry others are all Paragon Walk (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, useful should be We used in general life eg when building something Additionally as mentioned in the article being able to The Moon Platoon (Space Runners, understand calculate compound interest is The Echo (The Anomaly Quartet, useful for just about everyone Another example calculating if discount percentages are genuine or not

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Ver DNA testing medical screening results and historical events such as the Chernobyl disaster and the Amanda Knox trial Readers will finish this book with an enlightened perspective on the news the law medicine and history and will be better euipped to make personal decisions and solve problems with math in mind whether it’s choosing the shortest checkout line at the grocery store or halting the spread of a deadly disea A lot of familiar mathematical ideas but told engagingly and with plenty of wit I especially enjoyed the final chapter on epidemiology although I d have liked a bit mathematical detail even in the form of diagrams rather than euations

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Tes hidden principles that can help us understand and navigate the chaotic and often opaue surfaces of our world In The Math of Life and Death Yates takes us on a fascinating tour of everyday situations and grand scale applications of mathematical concepts including exponential growth and decay optimization statistics and probability and number systems Along the way he reveals the mathematical undersides of controversies o No Formulas Just Numb3rs In this book about how math shapes our lives British math professor Yates doesn t take us into the algebra geometry and even trigonometry that we all use daily whether we realize it or not Instead he takes an approach similar to the now decade old US television show Numb3rs starring David Krumholtz and Rob Morrow wherein he shows applications of higher level mathematics in fields such as epidemiology medicine law journalism elections and several others Yates cites real world examples including unjust convictions and Ebola outbreaks and many others to show how math was used incorrectly and what the math actually showed in that situation to help the reader begin to get an overall sense of math without getting bogged down in the technical calculations Truly an excellent book for even the arithmophobic among us as it shows the numbers all around us and explains how we can have a better sense of themDisclaimers 1 I LOVED Numb3rs back in the day and would still be watching it if it were still on the air 2 I have a computer science degree and very nearly got secondary mathematics education and mathematics bachelors degrees at the same time as my CS one so obviously I m a bit attuned to math than others

  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives
  • Kit Yates
  • English
  • 08 February 2019
  • 9781982111878