Più o meno quanto? L'arte di fare stime sul mondo
Guesstimation is a book that unlocks the power of approximation--it's popular mathematics rounded to the nearest power of ten! The ability to estimate is an important skill in daily life. More and more leading businesses today use estimation questions in interviews to test applicants' abilities to think on their feet. Guesstimation enables anyone with basic math and scienc...more
Lawrence Weinstein, Professor of Physics at Old Dominion University, and author of Guesstimation 2.0 Solving Today's Problems on the Back of a Napkin first provides a tutorial on how to appropriately frame questions that appear too difficult to answer. His ...more
La spannometria è la regina delle scienze approssimate, come scrissi a suo tempo sul mio Gergo Telematico (http://xmau.com/gergo/ ). Un po' più seriamente, quella di stimare i risultati a partire da dati apparentemente incompleti è un'arte che ha anche dei risvolti pratici, visto che permette di verificare con carta e penna se i numeri che si ottengono sono coerenti con quelli ...more
Which is actually really boring.
I flipped through, there weren't any problems I actually wanted to know ...more
- what are the odds /mile of dying in a plane and in a car?
- How much star debris would a supernova dump on earth?
- how much more corn fields would we need to convert to ethanol based fuel economy?
- What is the power density of the sun?
I would recommend checking out the book (from the library) just to read the short introduction, and flip through a couple of the problems to see what they're like.
You can 80/20 this book with about 10 minutes.
In the beginning it was interesting, it didn't attract me at all, even I love mathematics.
What is the Fermi problem?
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I recommend the book People who want to learn the logical thinking and
People who want to think quantitative things.