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|Title Statement||Humble pi: when math goes wrong in the real world / Matt Parker.|
|Publication||New York: Riverhead Books,2020.©2019|
|Extent of Item||314 pages|
|General Notes||First published as: Humble pi : a comedy of maths errors.
Paging is from back to front.
|Summary||"This tour of real-world mathematical disasters reveals the importance of math in everyday life. All sorts of seemingly innocuous mathematical mistakes can have significant consequences. Exploring and explaining a litany of glitches, near misses, and mathematical mishaps involving the internet, big data, elections, street signs, lotteries, the Roman Empire, and an Olympic team, Matt Parker uncovers the ways math trips us up"--Provided by publisher.|
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