Ten Things All Future Mathematicians and Scientists Must Know : (but Are Rarely Taught)

ISBN-10: 0967991544

ISBN-13: 9780967991542

Edition: 2003

Authors: Edward D. Zaccaro

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List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Hickory Grove Press
Publication date: 3/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 242
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Math and Science Will Tell You the Truthp. 5
The Challenger Disaster
How Mathematicians Made Sure a Trial was Fair
How Dr. Snow Used Statistics to Stop a Cholera Epidemic
The Tragic Death of Aaliyah
How the Universe Revealed its Truths Through Mathematics
Your Mind can be Fooled (Counterintuitive Thinking)p. 29
The Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel Disaster
The Game Show Dilemma
The Strange World of Average Speed
The Stranded Astronaut Problem
Occam's Razorp. 49
Clever Hans
Cold Fusion
Big Foot
Crop Circles
Mistakes and Frustration are a Part of Learning and a Part of Lifep. 67
How Nature Deals With Mistakes
The Simple Mistake that Destroyed the Mars Climate Orbiter
The Overloaded Bridge
Apollo 13--Triumph from Tragedy
It is Important to Experience Failure and Frustration
Three Mile Island Accident
The Hubble Telescope
It is Important to Keep an Open Mindp. 96
Sister Elizabeth Kenny and her Treatment for Polio
Dr. Semmelweis and Puerperal Fever
Dr. Goldberger and Pellagra
The Shocking Discovery About Ulcers
It is Important to Maintain a Healthy Skepticismp. 116
Psychic Surgery
The Invention Company
Facilitated Communication
The Anti-Vaccination Movement
The Simple Lie-Detector Test
Don't be Fooled by Statisticsp. 135
Painting Bull's-eyes Around Arrows
The Doctors Who were Fooled
The Police Chief
The Deceptive Car Advertisement
You Must Know the Difference Between Cause and Correlationp. 159
The Bendectin Nightmare
Parent-Teacher Conferences
The Bermuda Triangle
Music and High Achievement
How Tobacco Companies Tried to Confuse Cause and Correlation
Ethical Decision Makingp. 180
The Exploding Gas Tank
Thalidomide and Birth Defects
The Unethical Stuttering Experiment
How Ethical Decision-Making Saved a Company
The Building that Almost Tipped Over
The Radium Girls
Bias is Everywherep. 202
Are Some Knee Surgeries Useless?
How Biased Sampling Led to a Wrong Prediction
The Dramatic Discovery that Eliminated Bias
Answersp. 216
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