Do Dice Play God?:The Mathematics Of Uncertainty
by Ian Stewart
- Physics & Mathematics
Making sense of the unpredictable
We would like to believe we can know things for certain, like who will win an election, if the stock market will crash, or if a suspect committed a crime. But the odds aren’t in our favor. Life is full of uncertainty - indeed, scientific advances indicate that the universe might be fundamentally inexact - and humans are terrible at guessing. When asked to predict the outcome of a chance event, we are almost always wrong.
But, there is hope. Award-winning mathematician Ian Stewart reveals that mathematics has given us some of the tools we need to manage the uncertainty that pervades our lives. From forecasting, to medical research and more, Do Dice Play God? is a surprising and satisfying tour of what we can know, and what we never will.
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|Release Date:||September 3, 2019|