Humble pi : when math goes wrong in the real world
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New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.
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Published
New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.
Format
Book
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314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language
English

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First published in Great Britain as: Humble pi : a comedy of maths errors by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Random House Uk, 2019--Title page verso.
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Includes index.
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Page numbers are in reverse order.
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"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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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Parker, M. (2020). Humble pi: when math goes wrong in the real world . Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Parker, Matt. 2020. Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World. Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Parker, Matt. Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World Riverhead Books, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Parker, Matt. Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World Riverhead Books, 2020.

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