New Books List

Publisher:

London : Profile Books, 2022.

Call Number:

510.2 S849W 2022

Pages:

326 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Mathematics and Statistics

Summary:
What's the Use? asks why there is such a vast gulf between public perceptions of mathematics and reality. It shows how mathematics is vital, often in surprising ways, behind the scenes of daily life. How politicians pick their voters. How an absurd little puzzle solved 300 years ago leads to efficient methods for kidney transplants. And how a bizarre, infinitely wiggly curve helps to optimise deliveries to your door.