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Author Weltman, Anna, author
Title Supermath : the power of numbers for good and evil / Anna Weltman
Imprint Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  QA10.7 .W42 2020    AVAILABLE    30610020634564
Descript xii, 220 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-214) and index
Is math the universal language? Math and the problem of communicating across cultures -- Can math eliminate bias? Math and the problem of fairness -- Can math predict the next move? Math and the problem of winning (or not losing, at least) -- Can math open doors? Math and the problem of opportunity -- What is genuine beauty? Math and the problem of perception
"Weltman discusses ways that math is applied to solve real-world problems in the social sciences, humanities, and arts-all while making complex lines of thought seem simple. The author also highlights stories of people who did not fit the standard portrait of a mathematician but still made meaningful contributions to mathematics"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Mathematics -- Social aspects
Mathematics -- History
Mathematics -- Aesthetics
Alt Title Sup3r math : the power of numbers for good and evil
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