Top 10 Best Books to Read in Applied Mathematics - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Applied Mathematics. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Outliers: The Story of Success


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Applied Mathematics - August 2021

From the best-selling author of The Bomber Mafia , learn what sets high achievers apart - from Bill Gates to the Beatles - in this seminal work from "a singular talent" ( New York Times Book Review ). In this stunning audiobook, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous, and the most successful. He asks the question: What makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: That is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band. Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.

  • Author: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics, Applied, Statistics

                 

2. Graph Paper Notebook, Quad Ruled 5 squares per inch: Math and Science Composition Notebook for Students (Graph paper notebooks)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Applied Mathematics - August 2021

🔥Graph Paper Composition Notebook, Journal, Diary • One Subject • 100 Pages🔥 👍 From the bestselling graph paper notebooks studio. Graph notebook for School/College students, math, science, engineering, etc. Makes a wonderful daily graph/grid notebook to draw, write, journal, take notes, make lists, and much more creativity! This is a simple and durable all-purpose daily graph/grid notebook. There is plenty of room inside for drawing, writing notes, journaling, doodling, list-making, creative writing, school notes, and capturing ideas. It can be used as a notebook, journal, diary, or composition book. Features designer artwork. Perfect for all ages - kids or adults! About this graph notebook 100 lightly lined pages, Quad ruled 5x5 (5 squares per inch) Soft Matte Cover - Designer Artwork. Math and Science design Perfect size for school: 9.75 in. 7.5 in (9 3/4" x 7 1/2") Scroll up and click 'buy' to grab one today!

  • Author: Nova Studio
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 6, 2018)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics
  • ISBN: 978-1724863744
  • Dimensions: 7.44 x 0.23 x 9.69 inches

                 

3. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Applied Mathematics - August 2021

Maverick thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb had an illustrious career on Wall Street before turning his focus to his black swan theory. Not all swans are white, and not all events, no matter what the experts think, are predictable. Taleb shows that black swans, like 9/11, cannot be foreseen and have an immeasurable impact on the world.

  • Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics, Applied, Probability & Statistics

                 

4. Discrimination and Disparities


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Applied Mathematics - August 2021

An enlarged edition of Thomas Sowell's brilliant examination of the origins of economic disparities Economic and other outcomes differ vastly among individuals, groups, and nations. Many explanations have been offered for the differences. Some believe that those with less fortunate outcomes are victims of genetics. Others believe that those who are less fortunate are victims of the more fortunate. Discrimination and Disparities gathers a wide array of empirical evidence to challenge the idea that different economic outcomes can be explained by any one factor, be it discrimination, exploitation, or genetics. This revised and enlarged edition also analyzes the human consequences of the prevailing social vision of these disparities and the policies based on that vision--from educational disasters to widespread crime and violence.

  • Author: Thomas Sowell
  • Publisher: Basic Books; Enlarged edition (March 5, 2019)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics
  • ISBN: 978-1541645639
  • Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.5 x 9.5 inches

                 

5. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Applied Mathematics - August 2021

From the bestselling author of The Bomber Mafia : discover Malcolm Gladwell's breakthrough debut and explore the science behind viral trends in business, marketing, and human behavior.   The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This widely acclaimed bestseller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas. “A wonderful page-turner about a fascinating idea that should affect the way every thinking person looks at the world.” —Michael Lewis

  • Author: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books (January 7, 2002)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Marketing & Sales
  • ISBN: 978-0316346627
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches

                 



6. Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Applied Mathematics - August 2021

An instant New York Times Bestseller! “Unreasonably entertaining....reveals how geometric thinking can allow for everything from fairer American elections to better pandemic planning.” - The New York Times   From the New York Times -bestselling author of How Not to Be Wrong— himself a world-class geometer—a far-ranging exploration of the power of geometry, which turns out to help us think better about practically everything. How should a democracy choose its representatives? How can you stop a pandemic from sweeping the world? How do computers learn to play Go, and why is learning Go so much easier for them than learning to read a sentence? Can ancient Greek proportions predict the stock market? (Sorry, no.) What should your kids learn in school if they really want to learn to think? All these are questions about geometry. For real. If you're like most people, geometry is a sterile and dimly remembered exercise you gladly left behind in the dust of ninth grade, along with your braces and active romantic interest in pop singers. If you recall any of it, it's plodding through a series of miniscule steps only to prove some fact about triangles that was obvious to you in the first place. That's not geometry. Okay, it is geometry, but only a tiny part, which has as much to do with geometry in all its flush modern richness as conjugating a verb has to do with a great novel. Shape reveals the geometry underneath some of the most important scientific, political, and philosophical problems we face. Geometry asks: Where are things? Which things are near each other? How can you get from one thing to another thing? Those are important questions. The word "geometry"comes from the Greek for "measuring the world." If anything, that's an undersell. Geometry doesn't just measure the world—it explains it. Shape shows us how.

  • Author: Jordan Ellenberg
  • Publisher: Penguin Press (May 25, 2021)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics
  • ISBN: 978-1984879059
  • Dimensions: 6.31 x 1.06 x 9.52 inches

                 

7. Freakonomics: Revised Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Applied Mathematics - August 2021

Which is more dangerous: a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much-heralded scholar who studies the riddles of everyday life, from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, and whose conclusions turn the conventional wisdom on its head. Thus the new field of study contained in this audiobook: Freakonomics . Levitt and co-author Stephen J. Dubner show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives: how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. In Freakonomics , they explore the hidden side of...well, everything. The inner working of a crack gang...the truth about real-estate agents...the secrets of the Klu Klux Klan. What unites all these stories is a belief that the modern world is even more intriguing than we think. All it takes is a new way of looking, and Freakonomics will redefine the way we view the modern world.

  • Author: Steven D. Levitt
  • Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics, Applied, Probability & Statistics

                 

8. The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Applied Mathematics - August 2021

In this irreverent and illuminating audiobook, acclaimed writer and scientist Leonard Mlodinow shows us how randomness, chance, and probability reveal a tremendous amount about our daily lives, and how we misunderstand the significance of everything from a casual conversation to a major financial setback. As a result, successes and failures in life are often attributed to clear and obvious causes, when in actuality they are more profoundly influenced by chance. The rise and fall of your favorite movie star or the most reviled CEO - in fact, all our destinies - reflects chance as much as planning and innate abilities. Even Roger Maris, who beat Babe Ruth's single season home-run record, was in all likelihood not great but just lucky. How could it have happened that a wine was given five out of five stars by one journal and called the worst wine of the decade by another? Wine ratings, school grades, political polls, and many other things in daily life are less reliable than we believe. By showing us the true nature of chance and revealing the psychological illusions that cause us to misjudge the world around us, Mlodinow gives fresh insight into what is really meaningful and how we can make decisions based on a deeper truth. From the classroom to the courtroom, from financial markets to supermarkets, from the doctor's office to the Oval Office, Mlodinow's insights will intrigue, awe, and inspire. Offering listeners not only a tour of randomness, chance and probability but also a new way of looking at the world, this original, unexpected journey reminds us that much in our lives is about as predictable as the steps of a stumbling man afresh from a night at a bar.

  • Author: Leonard Mlodinow
  • Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics, Applied, Probability & Statistics

                 

9. Introducing Game Theory: A Graphic Guide (Introducing...)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Applied Mathematics - August 2021

When should you adopt an aggressive business strategy? How do we make decisions when we don’t have all the information? What makes international environmental cooperation possible? Game theory is the study of how we make a decision when the outcome of our moves depends on the decisions of someone else. Economists Ivan and Tuvana Pastine explain why, in these situations, we sometimes cooperate, sometimes clash, and sometimes act in a way that seems completely random. Stylishly brought to life by award-winning cartoonist Tom Humberstone, Game Theory will help readers understand behaviour in everything from our social lives to business, global politics to evolutionary biology. It provides a thrilling new perspective on the world we live in.

  • Author: Ivan Pastine
  • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd (March 2, 2017)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Science & Math

                 

10. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Applied Mathematics - August 2021

The classic book on statistical graphics, charts, tables. Theory and practice in the design of data graphics, 250 illustrations of the best (and a few of the worst) statistical graphics, with detailed analysis of how to display data for precise, effective, quick analysis. Design of the high-resolution displays, small multiples. Editing and improving graphics. The data-ink ratio. Time-series, relational graphics, data maps, multivariate designs. Detection of graphical deception: design variation vs. data variation. Sources of deception. Aesthetics and data graphical displays. This is the second edition of The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. Recently published, this new edition provides excellent color reproductions of the many graphics of William Playfair, adds color to other images, and includes all the changes and corrections accumulated during 17 printings of the first edition.

  • Author: Tufte
  • Publisher: Graphics Press; 2nd edition (January 1, 2001)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics
  • ISBN: 978-0961392147
  • Dimensions: 9 x 1 x 11 inches