Math on Trial: How Numbers Get Used and Abused in the Courtroom

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Math on Trial: How Numbers Get Used and Abused in the Courtroom - Schneps, Leila, and Colmez, Coralie

In the wrong hands, math can be deadly. Mathematicians Schneps and Colmez tell the story of 10 trials, from the Dreyfus Affair to the Amanda Knox murder trial, in which mathematical arguments were used--and disastrously misused--as evidence.

Math on Trial: How Numbers Get Used and Abused in the Courtroom 2013, Basic Books (AZ)

ISBN-13: 9780465032921

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