30-Second Numbers

The 50 Most Fundamental Concepts from the Science of Measurement

Niamh Nic DaƩid & Christian Cole


30-Second Numbers highlights 50 key topics for understanding numbers and how we use them, each explained in half a minute.

The book explores number categories, the science of measuring, how guesstimates work and the visualisation of numbers, taking you behind the digits into the world of statistics, probability, risk and ratios. Numbers are our way of imposing order on the world, and each of the 50 topics here uses just 300 words and one picture to give you a sense of control, helping you to understand trends in statistical data, how algorithms are used and the methods involved in machine learning. With this book, numbers need never be daunting again.


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    230 x 180mm
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    Ivy Press
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