Our world has become more complicated, and the notion of growth at any cost has led to constant economic uncertainty, a permanently stressed-out workforce, and everyday stories of government and corporate corruption. John K. White argues that a better knowledge of basic systems is needed to understand the world we live in, and one place to start is with counting and mathematics. Without an understanding of mathematics, we make poor personal financial choices, and we can't make the important decisions about government bailouts, oil supplies, or global warming. Do the Math! uses creative examplesaborrowing liberally from the anecdotal and the academic, from literature and the newspaper, and from the stock market and the casinoato provide a thought-provoking guide to better understanding the world around us.... Club, 13a14 Mill, J. S., 10 Millionaires, numbers in Congress, 328, 336, 339 ( note 4) Minsky, H., 9 MIT Blackjack team, ... 179a180 make-believe game of, 181 a183 Monte Carlo-calculated frequencies for, 183a185, 184 (figure) Monte Carlo anbsp;...
|Title||:||Do the Math!|
|Author||:||John K. White|
|Publisher||:||SAGE Publications - 2012-03-14|