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Guesstimation 2.0 : Solving Today's Problems on the Back of a Napkin / Lawrence Weinstein.

Author/Creator:
Weinstein, Lawrence, author.
Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2012]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 95 halftones.
Edition:
Course Book
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Estimation theory -- Miscellanea.
Problem solving -- Miscellanea -- Electronic books.
Problem solving -- Miscellanea.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Guesstimation 2.0 reveals the simple and effective techniques needed to estimate virtually anything--quickly--and illustrates them using an eclectic array of problems. A stimulating follow-up to Guesstimation, this is the must-have book for anyone preparing for a job interview in technology or finance, where more and more leading businesses test applicants using estimation questions just like these. The ability to guesstimate on your feet is an essential skill to have in today's world, whether you're trying to distinguish between a billion-dollar subsidy and a trillion-dollar stimulus, a megawatt wind turbine and a gigawatt nuclear plant, or parts-per-million and parts-per-billion contaminants. Lawrence Weinstein begins with a concise tutorial on how to solve these kinds of order of magnitude problems, and then invites readers to have a go themselves. The book features dozens of problems along with helpful hints and easy-to-understand solutions. It also includes appendixes containing useful formulas and more. Guesstimation 2.0 shows how to estimate everything from how closely you can orbit a neutron star without being pulled apart by gravity, to the fuel used to transport your food from the farm to the store, to the total length of all toilet paper used in the United States. It also enables readers to answer, once and for all, the most asked environmental question of our day: paper or plastic?
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Preface
1. How to Solve Problems
2. General Questions
3. Recycling: What Really Matters?
4. The Five Senses
5. Energy and Work
6. Energy and Transportation
7. Heavenly Bodies
8. Materials
9. Radiation
Appendix A. Dealing with Large Numbers
Appendix B. Pegs to Hang Things On
Bibliography
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
Edwards, Patricia.
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781400844661
OCLC:
979629665
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781400844661 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.