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Kit Yates: Maths, a matter of life and death

Released Wednesday, 11th September 2019
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In his book, The Maths of Life and Death - Why maths is almost everything, mathematical biologist Kit Yates explains how maths underpins everything we do. He presents seven hidden mathematical rules in seven chapters exploring life-changing events where the application, or misapplication of maths played a crucial role. Kit says the book is for people "who've ever been made to feel that maths is too hard, or that you can't appreciate its everyday beauty without reading equations or knowing algebra". Kit Yates is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and co-director of the Centre for Mathematical Biology at the University of Bath.