La fortuna dei Wise oWe can do when we misuse itI loved reading this book and if numbers are your thing at all I can t recommend it enoughthank you to Scribner and netgalley for an early copy in exchange for an honest review I was never very good at math growing up in China where I never fully understood why I needed to do the prooff 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 Thunderbolts: Justice, Like Lightning... of math everywhere from pharmaceutical to industrial production from sales toil 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 gift to my kids and my nephews to get them see the power By Pike and Dyke :A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic of math in everyday life from when they are little I want them to understand that math is a powerful tool when you use it wisely it produces society with great impact If you didn t use it right it could blind people and lead to huge loses and unfairnessr cost lives below are just some notes I made for myself There are seven chapters in the book1 Thinking ExponentiallyUncover the connection between exponential behavior with everyday phenomena eating snacks bacteria growth deposit in bank credit card late payment Pyramid scheme nuclear reaction ice bucket challenge and population explosion This has made the point very clear that the rule Medioevo «superstizioso» of exponential growth can be seen everywhere in life2 How math makes medicine manageableLotsf the medical tests are imprecise eg23andMe and the BMI breast cancer test sometimes the high false positive will make people uestion the cost benefit balance Death of a Dreamer of the testscreening programs Knowing these shake the unuestioning attitude towards the accuracyf health test for us even extremely accurate test can be hugely imprecise This chapter really reminded me The Beloved Scoundrel of the broad brushed percentile record the doctors gave to me and my husband when we were doing ultra sound test during pregnancy ecological fallacy and reminded me the time when I have my baby did x ray suggested by a dentist which now I think might have done her harm than discovering any true problem 3 Mathematics in the lawThis is probably the saddest chapter in the book with Sally Clark s story told through the chapter The author discussed several problem with the case guilty until innocent the wrongly calculated 73 million tone probability the independence mistake and the ecological fallacy the prosecutor s fallacy blinded by math 4 Debunking media statisticsThis is the chapter that I relates to the most The author has describes cases where media manipulate data One example is Lanc me ad for its anti aging line pseudoscience There are also cases where the media fudging the headline to make their story stands Downcanyon: A Naturalist Explores the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon outr create fake news The author suggests that ultimately the degree to which we believe the stats we come across should depend Il Barça on how complete a picture the artist paints for us If it is a richly detailed realist landscape with context a trusted source clear expositions and chainsf reasoning then we should be confident in the veracity Italian Phrase Book of the numbers If however it is a dubiously inferred claim supported by a minimalist single statisticn an Lovesong (Green Creek otherwise empty canvas we should think hard about whether we believe this truth As a practitioner I also know how easy it is to manipulate resultr present it to bias people s view It always benefit The Countess one partyr another to put a spin Gully Dirt: On Exposing the Klan, Raising a Hog, and Escaping the South on a particular finding to suggest correlation to promote argumentr advance someone s agenda We need to be really careful being too readily to be convinced Let s be skeptical and ask for explanation before start to draw any conclusionnot nly media consulting

to draw any conclusionNot nly media consulting sometimes also have slants n stories when it comes to interpreting numbers Uomini ad Auschwitz: Storia del più famigerato campo di sterminio nazista or reporting facts They may even call it the art for science So again knowing that Statistics can be cherry picked to present a particular anglen a story The author has done a great job help to demystify the tricks traps and expose mathematical manipulations employed Rather than perceiving them as indisputable facts There are also some practical tricks we can use to get free drinksfood from bets Like how many people do you need in a group to find Roma Noir one pair who share the same birthday which I find very interesting 5 Number system6 Optimization algorithmIn this chapter the author describedne A History of the Crusades, Volumes I, II and III (Boxed Set) of the 7 millennium prize problem N vs NP hard It isften easier to verify a correct solution to a problem than it is to produce the solution in the first place The P vs NP challenge asks whether every problem they can be checked efficiently by a computer can also be solved efficiently For example Love is the Enemy once a jigsaw is complete it is easy to check that it has been done correctly More rigorous definitionf what efficiency means are expressed mathematically in terms Exhalation of how uickly the algorithm works as the problem gets complicated when pieces are added to the puzzle The setf problems that can be solved uickly is called Ppolynomial time A bigger group Galileo of problems that can be checked uickly but not necessarily solved uickly is known as NPNondeterministic Polynomial timeOnef the NP uestion is Travel salesman problem and vehicle routing The yes no decision version Oglinda salvata of the traveling salesman problem is known as NP complete A powerful theorem tells us that if we ever come up with a practical algorithm that solvesne NP complete problem then we would be able to TRANSMUTE THIS ALGORITHM TO SOLVE ANY this algorithm to solve any NO problem proving that P euals NP Since almost all internet cryptography relies n the difficulty f solving certain NP proving P euals NP could be distorts for Nemico ournline security Ironically some Cannella e polvere da sparo of the most astounding scientific discoveries have relied enormouslyn the creative thinking f highly trained and dedicated individuals If P euals to NP then computers would be able to find formal proofs __Of Any Mathematical Theorem __any mathematical theorem is provable Many f the greatest intellectual achievements Every House Needs a Balcony: A Novel of humankind might be reproduced and superseded by the workf a robot At its heat P versus NP is the battle to discover whether human creativity can be automated Other problems described here are Dijkstra s algorithm finds the shortest path in polynomial time Optimal stopping Hiring problem the 37 percent rule nly works 37 % f the time but better than 10 % I like the argument the author made DOGA AST on how the algorithm can be biased and we need to be aware Even the genuinely pragmatic algorithm have hard coded biases they influence the direction in which the spotlight is shonen the global stageWe place trust in supposedly impartial algorithms because we are wary Poems (The I Tatti Renaissance Library) ofbvious human inconsistencies and inclinations But although computers may implant algorithm in an Bleach, Volume 05 objective manner following a predefined setf rules the rules themselves are written by humans These programmed might hard code their bias consciences Gather Together in My Name 1ST Edition or unconscious directly into the algorithm itselfbfuscating their prejudice by translating them into computer code Several examples are provided. Tes hidden principles that can help us understand and navigate the chaotic and Pentimento oftenpaue surfaces La maga delle spezie ofur world In The Math The Last Testament of Life and Death Yates takes usn a fascinating tour f everyday situations and grand scale applications f mathematical concepts including exponential growth and decay Run to the Roar: Coaching to Overcome Fear optimization statistics and probability and number systems Along the way he reveals the mathematical undersidesf controversies The Maths The Art of Teaching the Bible: A Practical Guide for Adults of Life and Death written by Kit Yates who is a senior lecturer in the Departmentf Mathematical Sciences and co director Gaudi of the Centre for Mathematical Biology at the Universityf Bath aims to show that maths is for everyone and that mathematics is first and foremost a practical tool to make sense The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. 2 ofur complex world This is a mission that I m definitely Astrología para principiantes on board with I m convinced that maths is the worst taughtf all school subjects in England due to the failure Amen: what prayer can mean in a world beyond belief of central government policies to attract and reward good teachers leaving a lotf people with the idea that maths isn t for them It s frustrating to see people who are No Puedo Perderte otherwise really smart refusing to even engage with an argument if it contains numbersr anything else sciency Yates s book In Every Heartbeat on the whole definitely does a good jobf explaining some basic mathematical concepts simply and clearly and showing how they are relevant in the real world The book is almost entirely focused The Seraphim Code on statistics and thene chapter that strays into the realm Sortemesse of pure mathematicsn algorithms will probably be less accessible for the average reader However having a solid understanding La fabbrica di cioccolato of some basic concepts in statistics is both vital and possible for everyone and so I think this focus works wellI have to say that mostf the examples used in The Maths Klara with A K of Life and Death were already familiar to me which is probably the resultf my amateur enthusiasm for statistics rather than any undue repetition n Yates s part although there is a certain amount f crossover with Ben Goldacre s Bad Science Because I m interested in medicine I was already familiar with the material Samurai! on medical statistics covered in chapter two and with muchf the epidemiological information in chapter seven this La meglio gioventù of course is not Yates s fault but because this chapter focusesn controlling global pandemics it makes for a rather chilling read in the wake f Covid 19 Chapter three n the law retells the story Solea of the infamous Sally Clark case where statistics were used to prove that the chancesf experiencing two stillbirths in the same family were 1 in 73 million and so Clark must have murdered her two children as Yates shows this figure could nly have been arrived at through multiple statistical errors And I already knew about the birthday problem in chapter four which shows that in any school class it s likely than not that two children share the same birthday although I loved hearing the story f how Yates used this fact to pitch his literary agent Chris Wellbelove while they were having drinks in a pubI bet him the next round Molly Fyde and the Darkness Deep of drinks that I would be able to find two people in the relatively uiet pub who shared a birthday After a uick scanf the room he readily took me Iconologia, Ovvero Immagini Di Tutte Le Cose Principali a Cui l'Umano Talento Ha Finto Un Corpo, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint) on and indeedffered to buy the next two rounds if I could find such a pair so unlikely did he think the prospect Lambs of God of a match Twenty minutes and a lotf baffled looks and superficial explanations later I had found my pair Morte a credito of birthday sharers and the drinks weren ChrisYates s prose is clear and straightforward which is absolutely necessary for a book OS Graficos Do Ventilador: Identificando a Assincronia Paciente Ventilador E Otimizando as Definicoes of this type Occasionally when he is trying to write about the bigger implicationsf statistics it becomes a bit banal but this isn t the case most Keely and Du of the time I also liked that he explained his calculations both in the text and through the usef diagrams I found the text easier to follow but Mill Hill others would probably prefer the diagrams so this works for everyone All in all I d recommend this book as an accessible and important introduction to understanding the use and abusef statistics 35 starsI would like to thank uercus for sending me a free copy Star Wars Dooku: Jedi Lost of this book to review A lotf familiar mathematical ideas but told engagingly and with plenty This Poison Will Remain of wit I especially enjoyed the final chaptern epidemiology although I d have liked a bit mathematical detail even in the form Un eroe dei nostri tempi of diagrams rather than euations As a math nerd I am always looking for books that provide insight into the usef mathematics in Geldsack our lives I skimmed through this book and found some interesting tidbitsn disease exponents and statistics The examples and stories include a lot Rescued by a Horse: True Stories of Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Healing of visuals which helps but there is a lotf detail here than I personally needed since I was reading this book for fun I have been a lifelong reader I love learning and this book was right in my lane enjoyed the new exposures No Formulas Just Numb3rs In this book about how math shapes The Secret of the Glass 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 itr not Instead he takes an approach similar to the now decade Discovery: Poetry and Art by Rick and Jan Sikes old US television show Numb3rs starring David Krumholtz and Rob Morrow wherein he shows applicationsf higher level mathematics in fields such as epidemiology medicine law journalism elections and several The Genealogy of the Family of Francis Beaman, Sr Northampton County, North Carolina (American Surname Series) others Yates cites real world examples including unjust convictions and Ebolautbreaks and many Lions and Tigers and Snares others to show how math was used incorrectly and what the math actually showed in that situation to help the reader begin to get anverall the math actually showed in that situation to help the reader begin to get an verall f 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 Fox Play of themDisclaimers 1 I LOVED Numb3rs back in the day and would still be watching it if it were stilln 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 Star Wars: Lando one sobviously I m a bit attuned to math than Genius Loci: Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture others However approximately 85 percentf 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 f every aspect f Aria Appassionata our lives from medicine to law to sales This book is fullf real life stories many you might know from hearing about them in the news and many thers that are just as powerful It breaks down the math behind the stories and shows the examples f how mathematics is an integral part The Untold Story: My 20 Years Running the National Inquirer ofur lives even if it s not always Betrayed, Betrothed and Bedded obviousThe powerful partf this book is when it highlights all the ways in which mathematics has been usedinterpreted incorrectly and caused people s lives to be ruined altered forever When a in the ICU is muted because it beeps too much and then it can t beep when in fact it needs to it can and does kill people When data is interpreted incorrectly as it Anna Laetitia Barbauld Poems 1792 often is it can and does cause innocent people to go to jail These are real life conseuencesf mathematical errors that cause people to behave in ways that inadvertently harm Caught in the Net other peopleThis book is fullf powerful examples that make you feel both cringe with horror and delighted I was so excited to find Blue Road to Atlantis out that the ice bucket challenge had such a positiveutcome But Bioetica Della Sessualita, Della Vita Nascente E Pediatrica often than not it s a sobering look at the role math plays inur lives and the harm. From birthdays to birth rates to how we perceive the passing Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light of time mathematical patterns shapeur lives But for those Itinerari nel sacro. L'esperienza religiosa giapponese of us who left math behind in high school the numbers and figures hurled at us as we go aboutur days can sometimes leave us scratching ur heads and feeling as if we’re fumbling through a mathematical minefield In this eye pening and extraordinarily accessible book mathematician Kit Yates illumina. Here include automated pricing strategy and Navinder Sarao algorithm to spoof the market in 2010 7 Mathematical epidemiology This chapter is about how math is used in controlling and understanding epidemics There are also some interesting points that the SIR model illustrates the importance Bad Land of not coming in to work when unwell If everyone with an infectious disease followed this practice we would all benefit This is the author s argument for the harmf presentism and he used Chipotle s case where their stuff who felt under the weather but still kept coming which ended up infect hundreds Lettere: 1942-1943 of people as exampleOther story in this chapter also includesffering HPV vaccination to homosexuals to be cost effective This is a fantastic book L'ipocrisia dell'Occidente. Il Califfo, il terrore e la storia on Mathematics but is a little bit advanced for novices It covers a lotf topics all The Fire of Origins of which amazene when the maths behind them is revealed Of particular interest is the last chapter which deals with the modeling Count Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy (Critical Heritage) of pandemics this book was written before covid 19 became a thing Highly recommended by me FWIW If you re into stuff like this you can read the full reviewNumeracy The Mathf Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives by Kit YatesMany maths disciplines are extremely useful Trigonometry algebra Euclidian geometry Pasto nudo 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 genuiner not My problem with books Escaping Me on mathematics is never remembering the formulas even fromne chapter to the next OK and being bored with them is a factor too Kit Yates solved these problems by not using any formulas Goodbye Marianne or even much math in his delightful when not frightening The Mathf Life and Death His secret is really simple he tells stories The result is always engaging The Maxx: Maxximized Vol. 3 often infuriating and sometimes horrifying We defy the math atur perilUsing examples from the news such as epidemics Il cacciatore or murder investigations Yates shows what underlies the events the basic numbers that anyone can see dor do not add upThe whole strength The Unscratchables of The Mathf Life and Death is the power Therapy of true events Yates recognizes their value and provides the background facts that fit with numbers that prove a point In the hot new servicef gene seuencing he shows clearly how The Hug our assumption about identifying people by DNA samples can go wrong badly enough to incarcerate the wrong person In hiswn case 23andMe gave him a death sentence through a wrong interpretation The Resurrection Tree and Other Stories of his genes He proved it to his great relief withther such services and went back to show just how the numbers can lead analysis astray Sloppy math is hard to prove but can ruin livesHe shows that something as unmathematical as algae needs an understanding Autostop con Buddha: Viaggio attraverso il Giappone of math An algal bloom doubles in size every day until it covers a lake in 30 days If you see the lake is half covered how long do you think it will take for it to be covered completely Most would calculate numerous days basedn when the algae first appeared and had reached the halfway point but the correct answer is Speak the Ocean one day Mistakes like this lead planes to crash which Yates also shows in painful detailDoctors are forever misinterpreting test results giving patients false death sentencesr false reassurances Yates gives the example Newark's Little Italy: The Vanished First Ward of breast cancer tests by which doctors seem to predict nineut f every two cases f breast cancer in women The numbers are pretty stark With false positives from tests 981 women Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story outf a random 10000 will be told that they have breast cancer But Second Sight (Circle of Three, of thosenly 90 will actually have it Ninety Strife outf ten thousand ie nine per thousand is not the pandemic that should cause panicked fear in women but that s how ie nine per thousand is not the plague that should cause panicked fear in women but that s how present it when they are surveyed Given multiple choice uestions doctors fare far worse than if they had chosen random answers They are prejudiced in the false direction They have the facts and the numbers wrong The result is needless surgery needless chemotherapy and much pointless sufferingThere is a horrifying chapter Only a Few Bones: A True Account of the Rolling Fork Tragedy and Its Aftermath on legal ignorance as well So called expert witnesses bamboozle judges juries andpposing lawyers with mumbo jumbo that no Baby Colossus (Short Story) one challenges because they don t understand what was said They just pickut a major conclusion from what they heard and accept it as true and significant The result is wrongful convictions In the major case cited a young mother went to prison for murdering her first two children because an expert incorrectly claimed the chances Roy Al of two children from the same family dying from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome SIDS wasne in 73 million He made up the number himself That s all the jury needed to know It didn t matter that the expert was wrong about the Modern Castrato: Gaetano Guadagni and the Coming of a New Operatic Age oddsr even that the children didn t really die Panzer Baron: The Military Exploits of General Hasso von Manteuffel of SIDS The number was soverwhelming the decision was easy to make she had to be guilty as charged In upholding the conviction the appeals court said no Apple Training Series one would be fooled by such a wild claimThis is the same principle that guides media claims and why so few trust the media any Shopping for statistics and angles reporters hone inn some startling number and taking it A Little Bit Psychic: Pride Prejudice with a Modern Twist outf context draw conclusions that it doesn t merit r maybe worse just leaving it there to fester in the imagination f people with no The Dashwood Sisters Tell All other facts to weigh Absent those facts the population divides into believers and non believers ever extreme in their positions It is no wonder that a Boris Johnson can lie about the massive amountsf cash sent to the European Union and even when the lie is pointed The Dashwood Sisters Tell All: A Modern Day Novel of Jane Austen out it continues to be the foundation for leaving the union The result has been utter chaos in a farcical government So while it s critical to have the numbers behind the claims few do Worse fewer can master them and a select group will manipulate them to theirwn advantageYates also tackles algorithms epidemics and antivaxxers The antivaxxers rely n a single tiny invalid and misinterpreted study BY A SINCE DEFROCKED DOCTOR WHERE

a since defrocked doctor where claimed to show that vaccinations cause autism They don t as Yates relates clearly and concisely Nonetheless the news traveled from Britain the USA where it has become gospel to millions who have no need f the facts They accept the headline as all they need to know The result is a resurgence Symbols of Sacred Science of diseases long thought banished with thousands suffering needlessly Perversely parents even mail licked lollipops to eachther so children can be infected They believe the false headline and are ignorant A Shopkeepers Millennium of the death and disfiguration rates from these so called ritesf passage diseases It is craziness suared because the numbers were cooked and won Torchwood: Moving Target outver the factsThe Math Topo Tip Fa I Capricci of Life and Death is an endlessly diverting pleasing engaging and horrifying look at how lives are affected by the math It is math in very human terms and Yates excels at making it plain And you don t even have to do the math to see itDavid Wineber. 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 perspectiven 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 r halting the spread f a deadly disea.

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