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Numbercrunch: A Mathematician's Toolkit for Making Sense of Your World

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He has frequently appeared on Radio 4’s PM, has written for the Spectator, and been quoted in a variety of outlets including The Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph and The New York Times. I also find some issues with the way the concepts are explained as this could easily confuse someone unfamiliar with maths.

He has appeared on Radio 4's PM and Today , and has written for The Sunday Times , Spectator , Guardian and other outlets.Oliver Johnson is Professor of Information Theory and Director of the Institute for Statistical Science in the School of Mathematics at the University of Bristol. I follow Professor Johnson on Twitter, and found him a helpful, moderate source of information during the pandemic.

We are experiencing delays with deliveries to many countries, but in most cases local services have now resumed. We use Google Analytics to see what pages are most visited, and where in the world visitors are visiting from. It is accepted by you that Daunt Books has no control over additional charges in relation to customs clearance. Journeying through the three sections of Randomness, Structure, and Information, we meet a host of brilliant minds such Alan Turing, Enrico Fermi and Claude Shannon, and we learn the tools, tips and tricks to cut through the noise all around us - from the Law of Large Numbers to Entropy to Brownian Motion. An excellent, straightforward introduction to usefulness of numbers, which gets to the heart of why maths is so important to all of us.In an age driven more and more by data and misinformation this book cuts through the fudges and fiddles beloved of politicians and obfuscators and outright liars to give a modern insight into discerning what the data and information really say and how to understand it all. I’ve been led through the basic understanding of some mathematics relevant to everyday statistics I see. Johnson applies careful analysis and great common sense to an extraordinary range of applications of mathematical ideas, from football to filter bubbles - explaining formal ideas with minimum technicalities, and weighing their relevance to the real world.

Not to mention the things much closer to home: ever wondered when the best time is to leave a party? Oliver Johnson reveals how mathematical thinking can help us understand the myriad data all around us.

com/science/2023/mar/12/how-to-read-the-news-like-a-mathematician-from-the-budget-and-hs2-to-covid-and-sport The book has been published with Heligo Books, the business and smart-thinking imprint from Bonnier Books UK. It is a pity that most examples in the book are based on the covid pandemic only, as the title of the does not suggest that. With barely an equation in sight, Numbercrunch makes a passionate case for how just a little bit more numeracy could help us all. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.

Numbercrunch is aimed at a general audience, and has been published as hardback, eBook and audiobook. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. He has frequently appeared on Radio 4’s PM, has written for the Spectator, and been quoted in a variety of outlets including The Times, Guardian, Daily Telegraph and New York Times.

Lucid, surprising, and endlessly entertaining, Numbercrunch equips you with a definitive mathematician's toolkit to make sense of your world.

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