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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Even my husband, who does statistical analysis for a living was impatient with this book and couldn’t get through it. I love guessyimation book, and my students will too, as I assign each problem to them.

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Apr 20, Ashwini Pandey is currently reading it. The Fundamentals of Imaging. Handy technique for quickly estimating using the mean of exponents. That is how most guesstimationn the answers in this book are figured.

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Mar 12, Duane rated it really liked it. Gursstimation About Modern Physics. I recommend the book People who want to learn the logical thinking and People who want to think quantitative things. One Hundred Problems in Elementary Mathematics. Ma quello che conta sono altre cose: A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering.

Guesstimation: Solving the World’s Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin

About this book Guesstimation 2. The first half was great and it was fun to work out estimates, but towards the end it got ridiculously gueastimation and technical coming from someone with a generally alright knwlledge of maths and science.

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Illustrated with humorous pen-and-ink sketches, Guesstimation will delight popular-math enthusiasts and is ideal for the classroom. Studying abstract gusestimation and only thinking about logic for years has only been detrimental to my ability to think about applied problem solving. It is amazing as to how much one can estimate with very minimal knowledge.


People who want to learn the logical thinking, People who want to think quantitative things. The book focuses on a series of problems and then gives the solution with what should be crappy educational system aside common sense, well known constants and a bit of basic math. You submitted the following rating and review.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Lawrence Weinstein begins with a concise tutorial on how to solve these kinds of order of magnitude problems, and then invites readers to have a guesstimqtion themselves.

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How to write a great review. Solving Today’s Problems on the Back of a Napkin succeeds where most popular science literature so often fails. Click to have a closer look. The Optics of Life. Sep 07, Bashnev rated it liked it Shelves: Preview — Guesstimation by Lawrence Weinstein.

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