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Good Math by Mark C. Chu-Carroll

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Where’d This Book Come From?

Growing up, some of my earliest memories of my father involve math. My dad was a physicist who worked for RCA doing semiconductor manufacturing, so his job involved a lot of math. Sometimes he’d come home with some unfinished work to do over the weekend. He’d be sitting in the living room of our house, with a scattering of papers around him and his trusty slide rule by his side.

Being a geeky kid, I thought the stuff he was doing looked cool, and I’d ask him about it. When I did, he always stopped what he was doing and explained it to me. He was a fantastic teacher, and I learned so much about math from him. He taught me the basics of bell curves, standard deviations, and linear regression when I was in third grade! ...

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