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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The book will be published with Heligo Books, the business and smart-thinking imprint from Bonnier Books UK. 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. 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. He is a keen communicator of mathematical ideas and I still found him engaging in this, significantly longer, form.

We use Google Analytics to see what pages are most visited, and where in the world visitors are visiting from.Absolut empfehlenswert für jeden, der entweder privat oder im Beruf Datenzusammenhänge besser verstehen möchte. Not to mention the things much closer to home: ever wondered when the best time is to leave a party? The author is explaining the concept of probability in plain English, avoiding the use of equations.

Numbercrunch equips readers with the mathematical tools and thinking to understand the myriad data all around us.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I follow Professor Johnson on Twitter, and found him a helpful, moderate source of information during the pandemic. He has appeared on Radio 4's PM and Today , and has written for The Sunday Times , Spectator , Guardian and other outlets. 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. I am not quite the intended audience- I have a maths degree- but I would say there is something here for everyone.

I also find some issues with the way the concepts are explained as this could easily confuse someone unfamiliar with maths. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.I particularly like how Johnson uses examples from our everyday world to help us understand the concepts, from social media to football transfer fees to weather reporting. Really good book for the less maths inclined amongst us with everyday examples used making it easier to relate to. An excellent, straightforward introduction to usefulness of numbers, which gets to the heart of why maths is so important to all of us. 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. However, at times, it may be easier to grasp the concept by incorporating the appropriate equation alongside the explanation.



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