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Mathematics

1MaureenRoy
Editat: feb. 19, 3:18 pm

Yes, this Science! group includes math, and also statistics and biostatistics. The more, the merrier. I've not see too much so far, though, of math books for the general public. Any suggestions, please?

Here is one forthcoming math book, bring published a few months from now:

https://www.amazon.com/Why-Machines-Learn-Elegant-Behind/dp/0593185749/ref=sr_1_...

2MaureenRoy
març 13, 1:02 pm

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 --- CNN website published a mostly text-based report via the Apple iPhone news app explaining what their reporter Will Ripley just learned via an in-person visit about Taiwan's approach to its global manufacturing of advanced computer chips. The following report from the CNN website today is that same data, reported in video format:

https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2024/03/12/tsmc-chips-intl-spc-hnk.cnn

Key to that manufacturing process are microscopes, which is where the math comes in. From the included photos, those are tabletop microscopes, not electron microscopes.

Please feel free to attach your further comments and questions to this thread about this topic.

4MaureenRoy
març 20, 10:56 pm

Finding predictability in randomness? There's a prize for that:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2423192-mathematician-wins-2024-abel-prize-...

Not being a math person myself, the last time I thought about randomness was when I read Michael Crighton's superb novel, Jurassic Park. And the only other time I remember thinking about randomness was during a biostatistics class at UCLA.

5MaureenRoy
març 22, 3:24 pm

In a video clip from Taiwan, CNN reporter Will Ripley has more to say about TSMC, the world's leading manufacturer of semiconductor chips:

https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2024/03/22/taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturin...

6MaureenRoy
Editat: març 22, 5:04 pm

Benoit Mandelbrot's most widely read book for the lay public on financial markets, The Misbehavior of Markets, gives a popular understanding of the role of fractals in shaping financial markets. He was a member of the US National Academy of Sciences before his death in 2010. That book is published by Basic Books:

https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/benoit-mandelbrot/the-misbehavior-of-ma...

7MaureenRoy
abr. 10, 7:17 pm

8MaureenRoy
juny 18, 1:34 pm

9MaureenRoy
jul. 12, 4:18 pm

Declining star formation in this universe:

https://www.naoj.org/en/results/2012/11/05/2386.html

Scientific American (SCIAM) also has a paywalled journal article on that topic. SCIAM claims that these research findings can be expressed in one formula.

10alco261
Ahir, 10:54 pm

A few that come to mind would be

Mathematics From the Birth of Numbers - it is a very big book but the nice thing is the chapters are essentially self contained so you can pick something that strikes your fancy and just jump in anywhere.

If you want to gain a basic understanding of the actual mechanics of statistics The Cartoon Guide to Statistics is an excellent place to begin.

The book A History of Pi is a good history of the evolution of the computation and understanding of that number. The author takes the time to give the reader a sense of what was going on in the world when various advances were made.

There's the old standby How to Lie with Statistics by Huff. The only problem is it is too funny. A much better book which covers the same ground and which highlights when and where these mistakes happen is Flaws and Fallacies in Statistical Thinking by Campbell.

For some of these books you as a reader will have to take some time to understand some of the mathematical expressions but if you are interested in this subject you will find the time well spent.

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