Ing of a series of articles and ust never uite *manages to tie them all together or raise a greater point This ultimately doesn t matter too much though as *to tie them all together or raise a greater point This ultimately doesn t matter too much though as is still a very engaging and enjoyable read Definitely learnt a new thing or two Turns out that pi s not as humble as one could imagine That many people actually did die as a result of many of the errors is tragic and definitely takes most of fun from the comedy The unfortunate book name aside it s a magnificent read into how maths go bump in everywhere Plaintiff s insistence that the commercial appears to *be a serious offer reuires the Court to explain why the commercial * a serious offer reuires the Court to explain why the commercial funny Explaining why a The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs The Untold Story of a Lost World joke is funny is a daunting task cI went with my favourite method of comparing big numbers to time We know a million a billion and a trillion are different sizes but we often don t appreciate the staggering increases between them A million seconds from now isust shy of eleven days and fourteen hours Not so bad I could wait that long It s within two weeks Putting date in decimal form leads to problems because the internal computations are actually done in binary Yet Parker has a sly wit; so although all this sounds very serious in fact the writing style is breezy and in some parts extremely funny. ,
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explanations over my uite funny This was one of the most highly entertaining books I ve ever read Whitty and easily digestable I would recommend this to anyone remotely interested in math or engineering I love maths I enjoy finding out about mathematical and statistical errors I was thinking some of my maths teacher friends might enjoy it and find it useful for illustrations in class Thats where the plot breaks down a littleI enjoyed the book but was a little disappointed that so much was taken from fields of *Computing And Engineering Where *and engineering where issue wasn t strictly a mathematical failure but a failure for example to understand the limits of binary or load bearing or resonant freuency Many of the examples could easily have found themselves in books subtitled A Comedy of Engineering Errors or A Comedy of Programming ErrorsThe book is fine if you are looking for a book that shows how mathematics in its many practical applications goes wro. The author explains how the misuse of math creates problems Mathematical errors often include mistaking units pounds for kilograms feet for meters and misunderstanding probabilistic and statistical statements Parker also presents examples of use. ,Science Explanations Over My
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Ng Having said that *there are chapters that are mathsnumberstatistics oriented than others But not as many as I *are chapters that are mathsnumberstatistics oriented than others But not as many as I have likedThe book is reasonably well written but a few too many asides to the reader for my liking Knew I was going to love this *BOOK WHEN I OPENED IT AND IMMEDIATELY SAW THE * when I opened it and immediately saw the numbers going the wrong wayIt is a lot of fun the whole way through Parker takes us through some of his favourite
or some of the noteworthy cases of maths going wrong across asome of the noteworthy cases of maths going wrong across a of applications We re talking engineering and computing from bridges to spacecraft to calendars to ancient sumerian tablets His enthusiam shines brightly through and it s hard to not be infected by it His writing is infused with a dry wit and a good sprinkling of genuine laugh out loud humour which hopefully would make this a fun read ever for those who aren t already invested in the maths storiesMy major criticism is that despite the clear over arching theme of maths problems the book still does not feel that cohesive It has the feel. Rs of computer software not fully understanding the limitations of packaged programs The only topic that is somewhat technical and reuires a bit of effort to follow is Parker's explanation of how the inexactitudes introduced by inputting and out. .