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Author Weinstein, Lawrence, 1960-
Title Guesstimation : solving the world's problems on the back of a cocktail napkin / Lawrence Weinstein and John A. Adam
Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2008
book jacket
 Physics Library  QA276.8 W423    AVAILABLE    30350000446461
Descript xv, 301 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-297) and index
How to solve problems -- Dealing with large numbers -- General questions -- Animals and people -- Transportation -- Energy and work -- Hydrocarbons and carbohydrates -- The earth the moon, and lots of gerbils -- Energy and the environment -- The atmosphere -- Risk -- Unanswered questions
Unlocks the power of approximation-- popular mathematics rounded to the nearest power of ten. The ability to estimate is an important skill in daily life
Subject Estimation theory -- Miscellanea
Problem solving -- Miscellanea
Alt Author Adam, John A
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