Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors by Matt Parker
Really good stuff. A very entertaining look at all kinds of ways that maths get misused and abused and generally cocked up. A lot of stories that I hadn’t heard before, and the “comedy” of the title is mostly correct. There are plenty of cases where getting the misunderstanding maths is a tragedy and some of those are certainly in here but mostly this book concentrates on the amusing ones.
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Read on July 18, 2020