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Street-fighting mathematics : the art of educated guessing and opportunistic problem solving

Autor Sanjoy Mahajan
Vydavatel: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010.
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"In Street-Fighting Mathematics, Sanjoy Mahajan builds, sharpens, and demonstrates tools for educated guessing and down-and-dirty, opportunistic problem solving across diverse fields of knowledge - from mathematics to management. Mahajan describes six tools: dimensional analysis, easy cases, lumping, picture proofs, successive approximation, and reasoning by analogy. Illustrating each tool with numerous examples, he  Přečíst více...
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Žánr/forma: Electronic books
Doplňující formát: Print version:
Mahajan, Sanjoy, 1969-
Street-fighting mathematics.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009028867
(OCoLC)428731304
Typ materiálu: Document, Internetový zdroj
Typ dokumentu Internetový zdroj, Počítačový soubor
Všichni autoři/tvůrci: Sanjoy Mahajan
ISBN: 9780262265881 0262265885
OCLC číslo: 608692427
Popis: 1 online resource (xv, 134 pages) : illustrations
Obsahy: Foreword --
Preface --
1 Dimensions --
2 Easy cases --
3 Lumping --
4 Pictorial proofs --
5 Taking out the big part --
6 Analogy --
Bibliography --
Index.
Odpovědnost: Sanjoy Mahajan ; foreword by Carver A. Mead.

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An antidote to mathematical rigor mortis, teaching how to guess answers without needing a proof or an exact calculation.  Přečíst více...

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