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Author Seife, Charles.
Title Proofiness : the dark arts of mathematical deception / Charles Seife.
Imprint New York : Viking, 2010.
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Call # QA99 .S45 2010
Phys. Description 295 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Proofiness -- Phony facts, phony figures -- Rorschach's demon -- Risky business -- Poll cats -- Electile dysfunction -- An unfair vote -- Alternate realities -- Propaganda by the numbers -- Appendix A. Statistical error -- Appendix B. Electronic voting -- Appendix C. The prosecutor's fallacy.
Summary The bestselling author of "Zero" shows how mathematical misinformation pervades-- and shapes-- our daily lives
Subject Mathematics -- Miscellanea.
Pseudoscience.
ISBN 9780670022168
0670022160