The Math Behind Science, Society, and Technology
Scientific American Explores Big Ideas
Albert Einstein once said, “Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” While readers may see math as an isolated discipline, in reality, it is at the core of many social, economic, and physical realms of society. This title offers explanatory text that helps readers understand key mathematical concepts such as the importance of p values in statistical analysis. It also reveals how math can be used in unexpected ways, including to combat gerrymandering. Complete with an exploration of theoretical issues in mathematics, this intriguing title will help readers see how math is crucial to our understanding of the world.