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# 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

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Published
October 1st 2009
by Zanichelli
(first published April 1st 2008)

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Jul 13, 2012
Valerie
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I love this book, and my students will too, as I assign each problem to them.

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 che ...more

Jan 16, 2013
Brian
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Guesstimation 2.0 Solving Today's Problems on the Back of a Napkin succeeds where most popular science literature so often fails. This is because it provides its readers with a scientific tool they can use immediately in their everyday lives.

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

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

- 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?

Mar 30, 2013
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