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Mathematics the Truth

Mathematics the Truth

What is the book about? “Mathematics the Truth” is written by Malcolm Cameron, author of another book on mathematics “Heritage Mathematics”. “Mathematics the Truth” is a book intended to help people learn modern mathematics. Its core premise is that mathematics has been taught by rote and that curriculum has always been a hundred years behind …

Review – Weapons of Math Destruction

Introduction ‘Weapons of Math Destruction’ exposes the negative effects of Big Data in various fields. These fields range from insurance to mortgages and from recruitment to social media. Cathy O’Neil defines a Weapon of Math Destruction (WMD) as an algorithm whose workings are opaque, that operates at scale and which causes significant damage. Some examples …

Review – How to Lie with Statistics

how to lie with statistics

Introduction   ‘How to Lie with Statistics‘ explains how people use numbers to fudge. Darrell Huff, a former statistician, published the book in 1954. It was quite path-breaking at that time, since statistics was not taught in schools. In the modern world, where schools teach statistics, most people are aware of these deceptions.   This …

Review – Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

Algorithms to Live By

Introduction “Algorithms to Live By” is one of those rare books that combines complex concepts with great readability. At its heart, “Algorithms to Live By’ explores the various fundamental algorithms out there with a practical perspective on how these apply to solve day-to-day problems.   ‘Algorithms to Live By’ covers a wide gamut of domains. …