Guesstimation : solving the world's problems on the back of a cocktail napkin /

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.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Weinstein, Lawrence, 1960- (Author), Adam, John A. (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments; Preface; 1 How to Solve Problems; 2 Dealing with Large Numbers; 3 General Questions; 4 Animals and People; 5 Transportation; 6 Energy and Work; 7 Hydrocarbons and Carbohydrates; 8 The Earth, the Moon, and Lots of Gerbils; 9 Energy and the Environment; 10 The Atmosphere; 11 Risk; 12 Unanswered Questions; A: Needed Numbers and Formulas; B: Pegs to Hang Things On; Bibliography; Index