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From birthdays to birth rates to how we perceive the passing of time mathematical patterns shape our lives But for those of us who left math behind in high school the numbers and figures hurled at us as we go about our days can sometimes leave us scratching our heads and feeling as if we’re fumbling through a mathematical minefield In this eye opening and extraordinarily accessible book mathemati­cian Kit Yates illumina This is a fantastic book on Mathematics but is a little bit advanced for novices It covers a lot of topics all of which amaze one when the maths behind them is revealed Of particular interest is the

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The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives

Tes hidden principles that can help us understand and navigate the chaotic and often opaue surfaces of our world In The Math of Life and Death Yates takes us on a fascinating tour of everyday situations and grand scale applications of mathematical concepts including exponential growth and decay optimization statistics and probability and number systems Along the way he reveals the mathematical undersides of controversies o I was never very good at math growing up in China where I never fully understood why I needed to do the proof of euations in math classes Now as a professional I am doing a job which forces me to wor

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Ver DNA testing medical screening results and historical events such as the Chernobyl disaster and the Amanda Knox trial Readers will finish this book with an enlightened perspective on the news the law medicine and history and will be better euipped to make personal decisions and solve problems with math in mind whether it’s choosing the shortest checkout line at the grocery store or halting the spread of a deadly disea As a math nerd I am always looking for books that provide insight into the use of mathematics in our lives I skimmed through this book and found some interesting tidbits on disease exponents and stat


10 thoughts on “The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives

  1. says:

    My problem with books on mathematics is never remembering the formulas even from one chapter to the next OK and being bored with them is a factor too Kit Yates solved these problems by not using any formulas or even much math in his delightful when not frightening The Math of Life and Death His secret is really simple he tells stories The result is always engaging often infuriating and sometimes horrifying We defy the math at o

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    If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewNumeracy The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives by Kit YatesMany maths disciplines are extremely useful Trigonometry algebra Euclidian geometry others are all useful should be used in general life eg when building something Additionally as mentioned in the article being able to understand calculate compound interest is useful

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    This is a fantastic book on Mathematics but is a little bit advanced for novices It covers a lot of topics all of which amaze one when the maths behind them is revealed Of particular interest is the last chapter which deals with the modeling of pandemics this book was written before covid 19 became a thing Hig

  4. says:

    I was never very good at math growing up in China where I never fully understood why I needed to do the proof of euations

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    However approximately 85 percent of automated warnings in ICUs are false alarmsIf you're at all fascinated with numbers you will love this book There are no actual formulas in this book instead what it shows you is how math is a part of every aspect of our lives from medicine to law to sales This book is full of real life stories many you might know from hearing about them in the news and many others that are just as powerful It breaks d

  6. says:

    No Formulas Just Numb3rs In this book about how math shapes our lives British math professor Yates doesn't take us into the algebra geometry and even trigonometry that we all use daily whether we realize it or not Instead he takes an approach similar to the now decade old US television show Numb3rs starring David Krumhol

  7. says:

    I have been a lifelong reader I love learning and this book was right in my lane enjoyed the new exposures

  8. says:

    As a math nerd I am always looking for books that provide insight into the use of mathematics in our lives I skimmed through this book and found some interesting tidbits on disease exponents and statistics The examples and stories include a lot of visuals which helps but there is a lot of detail here than I personally n

  9. says:

    A lot of familiar mathematical ideas but told engagingly and with plenty of wit I especially enjoyed the final chapter on epidemiology although I'd have liked a bit mathematical detail even in the form of diagrams rather than euations

  10. says:

    The Maths of Life and Death written by Kit Yates who is a senior lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and co director of the Centre for Mathematical Biology at the University of Bath aims to show that ‘maths is for everyone’ and that mathematics is ‘first and foremost a practical tool to make sense of our complex world‘ This is a mission that I’m definitely on board with I’m convinced that maths is the w

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