Book:Jordan Ellenberg/How Not to be Wrong

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Jordan Ellenberg: How Not to be Wrong

Published $2014$, Penguin

ISBN 978-0-718-19604-2.


Subject Matter


Contents

When am I going to use this?
Part I: Linearity
One. Less Like Sweden
Two. Straight Locally, Curved Globally
Three. Everyone is Obese
Four. How Much Is That in Dead Americans?
Five. More Pie than Plate


Part II: Inference
Six. The Baltimore Stockbroker and the Bible Code
Seven. Dead Fish Don't Read Minds
Eight. Reductio ad Unlikely
Nine. The International Journal of Haruspicity
Ten. Are You There, God? It's Me, Bayesian Inference


Part III: Expectation
Eleven. What to Expect when you're Expecting to Win the Lottery
Twelve. Miss More Planes!
Thirteen. Where the Train Tracks Meet


Part IV. Regression
Fourteen. The Triumph of Mediocrity
Fifteen. Galton's Eclipse
Sixteen. Does Lung Cancer make you Smoke Cigarettes?


Part V. Existence
Seventeen. There is No Such Thing as Public Opinion
Eighteen. "Out of Nothing I have Created a Strange New Universe"


How To Be Right


Acknowledgments
Notes
Index