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- n. Someone who is not a mathematician.
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To the nonmathematician, asking if 0 is odd or even is a strange question.
What do you think the answer would be from a nonmathematician?
Would Mr. Garner advise that mathematicians frame their equations in prose, simply because this makes their conclusions more accessible to the nonmathematician?
To the nonmathematician his work is total gobbledygook.
However, such a description would not be of much help to the nonmathematician.
Writing for the general, nonmathematician reader and using examples from throughout the environmental sciences, Pilkey and Pilkey-Jarvis show how unquestioned faith in mathematical models can blind us to the hard data and sound judgment of experienced scientific fieldwork.