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

Autore: Sanjoy Mahajan
Editore: 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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Electronic books
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Print version:
Mahajan, Sanjoy, 1969-
Street-fighting mathematics.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009028867
(OCoLC)428731304
Tipo materiale: Document, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento {1} {2}, {1} {2}
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Sanjoy Mahajan
{0} 9780262265881 0262265885
Numero OCLC: 608692427
Descrizione: 1 online resource (xv, 134 pages) : illustrations
Contenuti: Foreword --
Preface --
1 Dimensions --
2 Easy cases --
3 Lumping --
4 Pictorial proofs --
5 Taking out the big part --
6 Analogy --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsabilità: Sanjoy Mahajan ; foreword by Carver A. Mead.

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