Summary: Tells the story of a mathematician's quest to understand numbers. In her day job, professor of statistics Talithia Williams ponders the power of data looking for answers and spotting patterns in huge collections of numbers. But as the anticipated host, she takes a step back and turns her attention to the digits themselves exploring their origins and discovering the wonder that arises from...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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Summary: What is your definition of number? Defining the abstract idea of number is extremely difficult and today, we still struggle with the notion of what numbers mean. Numbers neither came to us fully formed in nature nor did they spring fully formed from the human mind. Like other ideas, they have evolved slowly throughout human history. Both practical and abstract, they are important in our...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2007

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Dahlén, Micael

Summary: "How many unread emails are there in your inbox? How many hours of sleep did you get last week? How many steps did you walk today? We're drowning in digits and immersed in integers, and More Numbers Every Day, by internationally renowned economics professors Micael Dahlen and Helge Thorbjørnsen is a timely and powerful investigation - and warning - about the trouble numbers can bring us. Today...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2023

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