Numbers Rule your World
The Hidden Influence of Probability and Statistics on Everything You DoeBook - 2010
What are the odds you will win the lottery? How long will your kids wait in line at Disney World? Who decides that "standardized tests" are fair? Why do highway engineers build slow moving ramps? What does it mean, statistically, to be an "Average Joe"? In the popular tradition of eye opening bestsellers like Freakonomics, The Tipping Point, and Super Crunchers, this book from a renowned statistician and blogger takes you inside the hidden world of facts and figures that affect you every day, in every way. These are the statistics that rule your life, your job, your commute, your vacation, your food, your health, your money, and your success. This is how engineers calculate your quality of living, how corporations determine your needs, and how politicians estimate your opinions. These are the numbers you never think about, even though they play a crucial role in every single aspect of your life.
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2010
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 208 p.) : ill