A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper




    Popular science

    A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

    John Allen Paulos

    Penguin 1996

    Paperback 221pp

    9780140251814   Product Code: 21946

    Ranging across typical newspaper fare from politics and economics to sport, horoscopes and book reviews, Paulos reveals simple principles that can help you skewer the dodgy statistics of politicians, journalists and conspiracy theorists. Explaining concepts such as probability, chaos theory and game theory, he reveals how easily we can be deceived by maths in the media.

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