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Probability and Statistics: The Drunkard’s Walk

Probability and Statistics Impact Our Lives In his book, The Drunkard’s Walk:  How Randomness Rules Our Lives [Vintage, 2008],  Leonard Mlodinow provides an interesting look at how random events guide so much of what happens to us and…
Strength in Numbers

Book Review: Strength in Numbers

Strength in Numbers: Discovering the Joy and Power of Mathematics in Everyday Life by Sherman K. Stein Based on the subtitle of the book, one might expect Sherman Stein’s Strength in Numbers to discuss when and where we see and use mathematics…

Book Review: How Not to Be Wrong

How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg In How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking, Jordan Ellenberg demonstrates how mathematical reasoning can be used in real-world settings. Ellenberg…