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The Resource Humble Pi : a comedy of maths errors, Matt Parker

Humble Pi : a comedy of maths errors, Matt Parker

Label
Humble Pi : a comedy of maths errors
Title
Humble Pi
Title remainder
a comedy of maths errors
Statement of responsibility
Matt Parker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Matt Parker, the brilliant stand-up mathematician, shows us what happens when maths goes wrong in the real world. We would all be better off if everyone saw mathematics as a practical ally. Sadly, most of us fear maths and seek to avoid it. This is because mathematics doesn't have good 'people skills' - it never hesitates to bluntly point out when we are wrong. But it is only trying to help! Mathematics is a friend which can fill the gaps in what our brains can do naturally. Luckily, even though we don't like sharing our own mistakes, we love to read about what happens when maths errors make the everyday go horribly wrong. Matt Parker explores and explains near misses and mishaps with planes, bridges, the Internet and big data as a way of showing us not only how important maths is, but how we can use it to our advantage
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Parker, Matt
Dewey number
  • 510.2
  • 510.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Popular Science and Mathematics
Label
Humble Pi : a comedy of maths errors, Matt Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780241360231
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780241360231
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Humble Pi : a comedy of maths errors, Matt Parker
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780241360231
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780241360231
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

Library Locations

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