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Go Figure! Math Makes Its Mark in Everyday Life

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Go Figure! Math Makes Its Mark in Everyday Life

Go Figure! Math Makes Its Mark in Everyday Life

Go Figure! Math Makes Its Mark in Everyday Life

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Ever wonder exactly how an e-mail message gets from your computer to another computer across the country? Or how the airlines transport so many people to so many places, or the likelihood that a baseball pitcher will throw a perfect game? In this hour, we'll take a look at how math figures into our everyday lives.

Guests: Tom Gilovich, Professor of Psychology at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York; Keith Devlin, Author of Life by the Numbers, Senior Researcher, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University Dean, School of Science St. Mary's College of California Moraga, Calif.; Ian Stewart, Author of The Magical Maze: Seeing the World through Mathematical Eyes and Life's Other Secret: The New Mathematics of the Living World, Math Columnist for Scientific American, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick Coventry, England.

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