Stats: Modeling The World 5th Edition PDF is more than just a book on statistics; it is a primer for every science enthusiast on how to use numbers in everyday life. It’s also a sizzling guide for anyone interested in finding out about statistics but with no prior knowledge.
About the Author
David E. Bock taught mathematics at Ithaca High School for 35 years. He has taught Statistics at Ithaca High School, Tompkins-Cortland Community College, Ithaca College, and Cornell University. Dave has won numerous teaching awards, including the MAA’s Edyth May Sliffe Award for Distinguished High School Mathematics Teaching (twice), Cornell University’s Outstanding Educator Award (three times), and has been a finalist for New York State Teacher of the Year. Dave holds degrees from the University at Albany in Mathematics (B.A.) and Statistics/Education (M.S.). Dave has been a reader and table leader for the AP Statistics exam and a Statistics consultant to the College Board, leading workshops and institutes for AP Statistics teachers. His understanding of how students learn informs much of this book’s approach.
Publisher: Pearson; 5th edition
Publication date: February 6, 2018
Page length: 864 Pages
Award-winning author and mathematician David Bock introduces readers to the real meaning of statistics, revealing how it can be used to model the world. It’s been said that “numbers are people too.” This is because from birth we see them in every corner of life: on clocks, on our bank accounts, in polls, and in films. Yet when numbers enter our lives as children, they usually come with a set of instructions: measure this precisely or calculate an algebraic formula. In Stats: Modeling the World by David Bock book readers will learn that statistics is not just about numbers; it’s about exploring the world around us.
Bock leads readers through the many facets of statistics, introducing them to the concepts and methods used to study how things are connected and what they can tell us about our world. He uses examples from his own research to illuminate the history of statistics while showing how it has evolved through pivotal discoveries and arguments. He also includes a chapter on the mathematical underpinnings of statistics.
David Bock is a professor of mathematics at Cornell University and a winner of the American Mathematical Society’s Carl Berger award. He is a three-time Fulbright Senior Scholar, and he was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences in 2016. In 2012 he was selected by Scientific American to be one of 100 people who have changed the world in science, technology, engineering and medicine.