Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World

Matt Parker

Mathematics is all around us, and whether we realize it or not, it plays a massive role in the way we navigate through the world. From the smallest calculations to the most significant equations, math is what enables the technology we use and the buildings we live in. However, as much as we rely on math, it can sometimes go horribly wrong, resulting in some genuinely bizarre and sometimes dangerous outcomes.

In his book, Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World, Matt Parker explores the ways in which math trips us up, from typos in code to miscalculations in big data. His exploration of these mishaps is not only fascinating but also eye-opening, revealing just how essential mathematics is and why we need to pay attention to even the smallest of errors.