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PDF motorrad 100.de ☆ Humble Pi PDF ´ humble ebok, Humble Pi PDF/EPUB Humble Pi takes us on a tour of the times when math engineering and programming have gone wrong leading to disastrous or sometimes just funny results The book covers a range of mistakes including bridge failures space exploration disasters game show cheats financial algorithms gone rogue and so much I pretty much loved this book from start to finish I found it thoroughly fascinating and often hilarious Parker has a great way with explaining technical subjects distilling it down to layman terms while retaining his humor Even on events I already know about Parker's explanations provided a new and interesting takeThe book is organized so that similar themes are grouped together into chapters but each incident is only a few pages long so it never feels bogged down or boring I found it best to read with the internet handy so I could zip on and find out whenever it interested meIt's been a while since I've been this riveted by a no

PDF motorrad 100.de ☆ Humble Pi PDF ´ humble ebok, Humble Pi PDF/EPUBTurns out that pi's not as humble as one could imagine That many people actually did die as a result of many of the errors is tragic and definitely takes most of fun from the comedy The u

PDF motorrad 100.de ☆ Humble Pi PDF ´ humble ebok, Humble Pi PDF/EPUBI really enjoyed this book I'm one of those people who got labelled bad at math at a young age because I struggled with arithmetic and still do That resulted in my getting handed a lot of books of math is fun type puzzles when I was a kid which were definitely much fun than math

PDF motorrad 100.de ☆ Humble Pi PDF ´ humble ebok, Humble Pi PDF/EPUBKnew I was going to love this book when I opened it and immediately saw the page numbers going the wrong wayIt is a lot of fun the whole way through Parker takes us through some of his favourite or some of the noteworthy cases of maths going wrong across a variety of applicat

PDF motorrad 100.de ☆ Humble Pi PDF ´ humble ebok, Humble Pi PDF/EPUBSummary not very interesting and it's not about maths errorsThis book is a collection of anecdotes that you can read anywhere most of them I had read before and you can find them on the internet too They're bundled by theme here which is convenient but the writer tries too hard to make them appear connected and often than not that results in uninspired paragraphs Here's an example from a random pageBut what happens when computers try to divide by zero? Unless they've been explicitly told that they can't divide by zero they naively give it a go And the results can be terrifyingYou can almost hear that in that slick documentary voice

PDF motorrad 100.de ☆ Humble Pi PDF ´ humble ebok, Humble Pi PDF/EPUBI love maths I enjoy finding out about mathematical and statistical errors I was thinking some of my maths teacher friends might enjoy it and find it useful for illustrations in class Thats where the plot breaks down a littleI enjoyed the book but was a little disappointed that so much was taken from fields of computing and engineering where the issue wasn't strictly a mathematical failure but a failure for example to understand the limits of binary or load bearin

PDF motorrad 100.de ☆ Humble Pi PDF ´ humble ebok, Humble Pi PDF/EPUBMatt Parker had me thoroughly enjoying this collection of situations where maths and numbers go wrong in everyday life I think the book's title is a little weak 'Humble Pi' doesn't really convey what it's about but that subtitle 'a comedy of maths errors' is far informativeWith his delightful conversational style honed in his stand up maths shows it feels as if Parker is a friend down the pub relating the story of some technical disaster driven by maths and computing or regaling us with a numerical cock up These range from the spectacular wobbling and collapsing bridges for example to the small but beautifully formed such as Excel's rounding errorsSometimes it's Parker's little asides that are particularly attractive I loved his rant on why phone numbers aren't numbers at all would it be meaningful for someone to ask you what half your phone number is? We discover the trials and tribulations of getting calendars right

PDF motorrad 100.de ☆ Humble Pi PDF ´ humble ebok, Humble Pi PDF/EPUBThis was one of the most highly entertaining books I’ve ever read Whitty and easily digestable I would recommend this to anyone remotely interested in math or engineering

PDF motorrad 100.de ☆ Humble Pi PDF ´ humble ebok, Humble Pi PDF/EPUBA Christmas present book from a relative in recognition of my past technical careerEach chapter a nugget of information about some ‘maths’ error that has caused us problems in everyday life I put ‘maths’

PDF motorrad 100.de ☆ Humble Pi PDF ´ humble ebok, Humble Pi PDF/EPUBLots of interesting anecdotes Sometimes the math and science explanations went over my head uite funny