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

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 finan...

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Main Author: Weinstein, Lawrence, 1960- (Author)
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Language:English
Published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
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505 0 |a Cover; Halftitle; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; 1 How to Solve Problems; 2 General Questions; 2.1 Who unrolled the toilet paper?; 2.2 Money height; 2.3 Blotting out the Sun; 2.4 Really extra-large popcorn; 2.5 Building volume; 2.6 Mass of money; 2.7 A baseball in a glass of beer; 2.8 Life on the phone; 2.9 Money under the bridge; 2.10 Monkeys and Shakespeare; 2.11 The titans of siren; 2.12 Airheads at the movies; 2.13 Heavy cars and heavier people; 2.14 Peeing in the pool; 3 Recycling: What Really Matters?; 3.1 Water bottles. 
505 8 |a 3.2 99 bottles of beer on the wall . . .3.3 Can the aluminum; 3.4 Paper or plastic?; 3.5 Paper doesn't grow on trees!; 3.6 The rain in Spain . . .; 3.7 Bottom feeders; 3.8 You light up my life!; 4 The Five Senses; 4.1 Don't stare at the Sun; 4.2 Men of vision; 4.3 Light a single candle; 4.4 Oh say can you see?; 4.5 Bigger eyes; 4.6 They're watching us!; 4.7 Beam the energy down, Scotty!; 4.8 Oh say can you hear?; 4.9 Heavy loads; 5 Energy and Work; 5.1 Power up the stairs; 5.2 Power workout; 5.3 Water over the dam; 5.4 A hard nut to crack; 5.5 Mousetrap cars; 5.6 Push hard. 
505 8 |a 5.7 Pumping car tires5.8 Pumping bike tires; 5.9 Atomic bombs and confetti; 6 Energy and Transportation; 6.1 Gas-powered humans; 6.2 Driving across country; 6.3 Keep on trucking; 6.4 Keep on biking; 6.5 Keep on training; 6.6 Keep on flying; 6.7 To pee or not to pee; 6.8 Solar-powered cars; 6.9 Put a doughnut in your tank; 6.10 Perk up your car; 6.11 Don't slow down; 6.12 Throwing tomatoes; 7 Heavenly Bodies; 7.1 Orbiting the Sun; 7.2 Flying off the Earth; 7.3 The rings of Earth; 7.4 It is not in the stars to hold our destiny; 7.5 Orbiting a neutron star; 7.6 How high can we jump? 
505 8 |a 7.7 Collapsing Sun7.8 Splitting the Moon; 7.9 Splitting a smaller moon; 7.10 Spinning faster and slower; 7.11 Shrinking Sun; 7.12 Spinning Earth; 7.13 The dinosaur killer and the day; 7.14 The Yellowstone volcano and the day; 7.15 The orbiting Moon; 7.16 The shortest day; 8 Materials; 8.1 Stronger than spider silk; 8.2 Beanstalk to orbit; 8.3 Bolt failure; 8.4 Making mountains out of molecules; 8.5 Chopping down a tree; 9 Radiation; 9.1 Nuclear neutrinos; 9.2 Neutrinos and you; 9.3 Solar neutrinos; 9.4 Supernovas can be dangerous; 9.5 Reviving ancient bacteria; 9.6 Decaying protons. 
505 8 |a 9.7 Journey to the center of the galaxyAppendix A: Dealing with Large Numbers; A.1 Large Numbers; A.2 Precision, Lots of Digits, and Lying; A.3 Numbers and Units; Appendix B: Pegs to Hang Things On; Bibliography; Index. 
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