Algorithms to Live By
Hands up if you've used this argument - 'What's the point? I'll never use this in real life!' - in a challenging class in school! Too often we said this about maths, (which in fairness is often very useful in real life) but this frustration reflects the way that we rarely look at the applicable bits of mathematics to everyday life.
This book is all about the mathematics of human decision making. How should I schedule my day? How should I organise my files? When I find a parking spot, should I park or should I search a bit more? All of these problems have a right answer, and people mostly don't know it. This book has been sent from mathematical heaven to show us the correct way of tackling these kinds of problem.
So it is a must read for everyone. If you are a mathematician or a computer scientist, this book would be a beautiful bridge that connects your beliefs to your life. And if you don't give a damn about mathematics or know what the hell computer science is, well, as long as you are alive, this book can help you.
Who wrote it?
Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths
How does it come?
Paperback, 20 x 13 x 2.5 cm, 351 pages.
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