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Math on Trial free pdf In the wrong hands, math can be deadly. In "Math on Trial," mathematicians Leila Schneps and Coralie Colmez tell the story of ten criminal trials in which mathematical arguments were used--and disastrously misused--as evidence. Using a wide range of examples, from the Dreyfus Affair to the Amanda Knox murder trial, they show how the improper application of mathematical concepts can mean the difference between walking free and life in prison. A colorful narrative of mathematical abuse featuring such characters as Charles Ponzi, Alfred Dreyfus, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, "Math on Trial" shows that legal expertise isn't always enough to prove a person innocent.

About Leila Schneps

Leila Schneps studied mathematics at Harvard University and now holds a research position at the University of Paris, France. She has taught mathematics for nearly 30 years. Schneps's daughter, Coralie Colmez, graduated with a First from Cambridge University in 2009, and now lives in London where she teaches and writes about mathematics. They both belong to the Bayes in Law Research Consortium, an international team devoted to improving the use of probability and statistics in criminal trials.

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Author : Leila Schneps
Publisher : Basic Books
Data Published : 12 March 2013
ISBN : 0465032923
EAN : 9780465032921
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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