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#s possibly all #possibly all humor but it was great There are three math errors in this book which I did not catch but also didn t She Caught the Sheriff look for very hard So this book has a math game in it Also it s numbered backwards which made it tricky to track my process through it here since Goodreads won tet you update to Page 141 when you started on Page 316 There s also a trick to the index that I didn t figure out but the index is worth reading for itself as well I may reread this sometime and actually try to find the errors and solve the indexing But there was a waiting Ten Tortured Words list for it at theibrary so I zoomed it back as soon as I finished it This is some of the most fun I ve had reading in uite a while So seriously even if your knee jerk reaction is to recoil in horror from the thought of reading a math book try it anyway I ove 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 ittleI enjoyed the book but was a NINE - Curse of the Kalingan little disappointed that so much was taken from fields of computing and engineering where the issue wasn t strictly a mathematical failure but a failure for example to understand theimits of binary or oad 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 Foryou are ooking for book that shows how mathematics in its many practical applications goes wrong Having said that there are chapters that are mathsnumberstatistics oriented than others But not as many as I would have ikedThe book is reasonably well written but a few too many asides to the reader for my iking A Christmas present book from a relative in recognition of my past technical careerEach chapter a nugget of information about some maths error that has caused us problems in everyday Scenes from a Writers Life life I put maths in inverted commas as many of the issues may be a poor engineering implementation of some analysis As each chapter is independent of others it s easy to dip in and out of the book when one fanciesight relief from the serious business of reading fictionNot normally a book I d review on here I don t go for popular science of this type anecdotal though informed commentary on technical mistakes I ve found that in the modern era many science bloggers online can provide up to date ight or serious reviews of technical problems in a digestible and easy to understand form Books on the same topic seem "To Me Too Frozen When "me too frozen when ively discussion online something interactive is often a better way to understand the problem Just my view thoughThis book is better than most popular wow isn t that silly scientists did this books About half of the chapters I did find genuinely interesting eg how clocks in computer operating systems can be designed to count down from some very high number on the assumption that time zero will be well beyond the expected operating The Secret Of The Cemetery life of the system guess what Some such as how numbers placed in spreadsheets in a text format canead to errors interpreting spreadsheet outputs had me yawning But if you re prepared to ditch out of chapters uickly that you don t enjoy and move onto the next it s generally an interesting readI think the author has great talent for popularising some difficult science and maths concepts he does well with probability and he s easy to read but it d be better to see it used for one grand concept in a book rather than this mish mash of the interesting and mundane I know it DK Life Stories Alexander Hamilton ll be a matter of a reader s interests but about half of the book covered topics I regarded as dull so youl need to work to find the ones that interest youIf you get it as a present then worth a read but I wouldn t go out of my way to recommend it for a purchase if you want an interesting popular science read. Putting date in decimal form eads 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. Across a variety 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 Sex, Politics, and Religion in Star Wars laugh outoud humour which hopefully would "MAKE THIS A FUN READ EVER FOR THOSE WHO "this a fun read ever for those who 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 feeling of a series of articles and just never uite manages to tie them all together or raise a greater point This ultimately doesn t matter too much though as it is still a very engaging and enjoyable read Definitely Home Remedies learnt a new thing or two Matt Parker had me thoroughly enjoying this collection of situations where maths and numbers go wrong in everydayife I think the book s title is a Defender for Hire (Heroes for Hire, little weak Humble Pi doesn t really convey what it s about but that subtitle a comedy of maths errors is far informativeWith his delightful conversational style honed in his stand up maths shows it feels as if Parker is a friend down the pub relating the story of some technical disaster driven by maths and computing or regaling us with a numerical cock up These range from the spectacular wobbling and collapsing bridges for example to the small but beautifully formed such as Excel s rounding errorsSometimes it s Parker sittle asides that are particularly attractive I oved

"His Rant On Why Phone "rant on why phone aren t numbers at all would it be meaningful for someone to ask you what half your phone number is We discover the trials and tribulations of getting calendars right explore some of the oddities of probability enjoy a bit of impossible geometry and see how getting units right or wrong can make all the difference Of course there are the big stories from NASA disasters to the risks of trying to crash onboard systems on planes mid flight But it s often those ittle details A Kiss To Change Her Life like the phone numbers that tickled me Ioved for example Parker s attempts to get the footballs on UK signs geometrically correct totally misunderstood by the bureaucracy or when Parker points out the problems of graphics featuring multiple cogs interlocked with each other in a way that will Their Convenient Amish Marriage (Pinecraft Homecomings lock them solid not to mention his combinatorial struggles with the McDonald s McChoice menuThe only thing I did find and this is the only reason the book doesn t get five stars is that the final couple of chapters seemed aittle samey Rather than save the best to ast Parker resorts to revisiting rather familiar feeling computer problems which are interesting but perhaps to me with a background in computing than many readers but by now not uite as original and fresh feelingHowever this is an excellent read managing to be ight and meaty at the same time and highly recommended for anyone interested in maths business or computing Lots of interesting anecdotes Sometimes the math and science explanations went over my head uite funny I really enjoyed this book I m one of those people who got Neimhaim (Neimhaim, labelled bad at math at a young age because I struggled with arithmetic and still do That resulted in my getting handed aot of books of math is fun type puzzles when I was a kid which were definitely much fun than math class I earned to differentiate math from arithmetic and stubbornly took math classes up through calculus which was fascinating but which I ve sadly never had any occasion to put to use To make this ong story short I recommend this book to people who think they hate math or who foundfind math difficult as well as technically inclined types who use math all the time The topics covered in this book are wide ranging and a Carrying the Greeks Heir lot of them are things you might not even think of as being mathematical putting a padlock on a door properly for instance or people with names that get ignored by computer code Matt Parker s voice is witty without ever talking down to his audience He just reallyoves anything. Rs of computer software not fully understanding the Amish Sweethearts 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. 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 is funny Explaining why a 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 stagge Summary not very interesting and it s not about maths errorsThis book is a collection of anecdotes that you can read anywhere most of them I had read before and you can find them on the internet too They re bundled by theme here which is convenient but the writer tries too hard to make them appear connected and often than not that results in uninspired paragraphs Here s an example from a random pageBut what happens when computers try to divide by zero Unless they ve been explicitly told that they can t divide by zero they naively give it a go And the results can be terrifyingYou can almost hear that in that slick documentary voice over style where everything spells doom Will the team find a way out or will they fail And in this case really I picked a random page the writer is wrong There has been no naively dividing by zero for uite some time now What happens is well defined and in manyanguages reuires explicit handling There are cases where the writer follows this oose journalistic style almost

__if he expects the would ose interest without such "casual seguesAnd that eads me to the next problem most of the "seguesAnd that eads me to the next problem most of the is not about math errors Instead it s about not understanding or not properly modelling the subject matter physics mostly not measuring correctly and not implementing properly And uite a bit of text is dedicated to explaining probability calculus Only a small part is about actual mathematical errorsSo if you want some entertaining reading with a technical streak this can be your book provided you ve never read about the Challenger report and don t know anything about collapsing bridges or programming errors that crash rockets Otherwise you might want to ook for something else This__

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#was one of #one of most highly entertaining books I ve ever read Whitty and easily digestable I would recommend this to anyone remotely interested in math or engineering Humble Pi takes us on a tour of the times when math engineering and programming have gone wrong eading to disastrous or sometimes just funny results The book covers a range of mistakes including bridge failures space exploration disasters game show cheats financial algorithms gone rogue and so much I pretty much Semillas de Conflicto loved this book from start to finish I found it thoroughly fascinating and often hilarious Parker has a great way with explaining technical subjects distilling it down toayman terms while retaining his humor Even on events I already know about Parker s explanations provided a new and interesting takeThe book is organized so that similar themes are grouped together into chapters but each incident is only a few pages Skin Rules long so it never feels bogged down or boring I found it best to read with the internet handy so I could zip on and find out whenever it interested meIt s been a while since I ve been this riveted by a nonfiction book I was tearing through it chuckling to myself and stopping only toook up videos of Michael Larson on Press Your Luck and Galloping Gertie as it came down I m so glad I happened across this book It totally spoke to the inner engineer nerd in me After all the only thing fascinating than how something works is when it doesn t Knew I was going to The Secrets of Ivy Garden love this book when I opened it and immediately saw the page numbers going the wrong wayIt is aot of fun the whole way through Parker takes us through some of his favourite or some of the noteworthy cases of maths going wrong. 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. ,

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READ & DOWNLOAD Â E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ý Matt Parker Matt Parker Ý 9 FREE DOWNLOAD Book Ebook Humble Pi – cheapugg.us Humble Pi takes us on a tour of the times when math engineering and programming have gone wrong leading to disastrous or sometimes just funny results The book covers a range of mistakes including bridge failures space exploration disasters game show cheats financial algorithms gone rogue and so much I pretty much loved this book

DOWNLOAD Humble Pi Book Ebook Humble Pi – cheapugg.us READ & DOWNLOAD Â E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ý Matt Parker 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 asi

DOWNLOAD Humble Pi Book Ebook Humble Pi – cheapugg.us I really enjoyed this book I'm one of those people who got labelled bad at math at a young age because I struggled with arithmetic and still do That resulted in my getting handed a lot of books of math is fun type puzzles when I was a kid which were definitely much fun than math class I learned to differentiate math from arithmet

Book Ebook Humble Pi – cheapugg.us Knew I was going to love this book when I opened it and immediately saw the page 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 a variety of applications We're talking engineering and computing

READ & DOWNLOAD Â E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ý Matt Parker Book Ebook Humble Pi – cheapugg.us Summary not very interesting and it's not about maths errorsThis book is a collection of anecdotes that you can read anywhere most of them I had read before and you can find them on the internet too They're bundled by theme here which is convenient but the writer tries too hard to make them appear connected and often than not that results in uninspired paragraphs Here's an example from a random pageBut what happens whe

READ & DOWNLOAD Â E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ý Matt Parker Book Ebook Humble Pi – cheapugg.us 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 li

Book Ebook Humble Pi – cheapugg.us READ & DOWNLOAD Â E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ý Matt Parker Matt Parker Ý 9 FREE DOWNLOAD Matt Parker had me thoroughly enjoying this collection of situations where maths and numbers go wrong in everyday life I think the book's title is a little weak 'Humble Pi' doesn't really convey what it's about but that subtitle 'a comedy of maths errors' is far informativeWith his delightful conversational style honed in his stand up maths shows it feels as if Parker is a friend down the pub relating the story of some

Book Ebook Humble Pi – cheapugg.us 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

Book Ebook Humble Pi – cheapugg.us A Christmas present book from a relative in recognition of my past technical careerEach chapter a nugget of information about some ‘maths’ error that has caused us problems in everyday life I put ‘maths’ in inverted commas as many of the issues may be a poor engineering implementation of some analysis A

Book Ebook Humble Pi – cheapugg.us Matt Parker Ý 9 FREE DOWNLOAD Lots of interesting anecdotes Sometimes the math and science explanations went over my head uite funny