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Guesstimation 2.0

solving today"s problems on the back of a napkin

by Lawrence Weinstein

  • 225 Want to read
  • 25 Currently reading

Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Miscellanea,
  • Estimation theory,
  • Problem solving

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementLawrence Weinstein
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQA276.8 .W45 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25299061M
    ISBN 109780691150802
    LC Control Number2012011182

    It includes a handy appendix summarizing the few formulas and basic science concepts needed, and its small size and French-fold design make it conveniently portable. What are the relative merits of internal-combustion and electric cars, of coal and nuclear energy? Includes bibliographical references and index. Read more.

    Each problem and solution stands independently, and is about four pages long, making the book ideal for passing a quick ten minutes, and easy to pick up and put down. Whether or not a fan of numbers, it's always cool to appear smart, therefore Guesstimation 2. Guesstimation enables anyone with basic math and science skills to estimate virtually anything--quickly--using plausible assumptions and elementary arithmetic. Weinstein's arguments are always convincing and, in many cases, very clever. Illustrated with humorous pen-and-ink sketches, Guesstimation will delight popular-math enthusiasts and is ideal for the classroom. Reviews "This follow-up to the popular Guesstimation offers more on the joy of mathematical estimation, and inspiration for the budding analyst.

    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. Patricia Edwards is senior lecturer in art at Old Dominion University. More and more leading businesses today use estimation questions in interviews to test applicants' abilities to think on their feet. How long would it take a running faucet to fill the inverted dome of the Capitol? Guesstimation's problems are fun and engaging in character, and the solutions are intuitive and well explained.


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Guesstimation 2.0 book

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 authors show how easy it is to derive useful ballpark estimates by breaking complex problems into simpler, more manageable ones--and how there can be many paths to the right answer.

A careful study of this book would certainly improve a student's ability to take a complicated question, break it down into solvable parts, and assemble the parts to find an answer.

This is because it provides its readers with a scientific tool they can use immediately in their everyday lives. 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.

What is the total length of all the pickles consumed in the US in one year?

Guesstimation 0 Solving Today's Problems on the Back of a Napkin

I hope to be able to use many of the tricks I learned in the future. It includes a handy appendix summarizing the few formulas and basic science concepts needed, and its small size and French-fold design make it conveniently portable.

Whether or not a fan of numbers, it's always cool to appear smart, therefore Guesstimation 2. Business Nonfiction Guesstimation 2. The authors show how easy it is to derive useful ballpark estimates by breaking complex problems into simpler, more manageable ones--and how there can be many paths to the right answer.

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.

Page: View: Guesstimation is a book that unlocks Guesstimation 2.0 book power of approximation--it's popular mathematics rounded to the nearest power of ten! His sense of humor provides a pain-free tutorial on how analysts can make real progress in understanding vaguely defined problems.

A delightful volume. Guesstimation enables anyone with basic math and science skills to estimate virtually anything--quickly--using plausible assumptions and elementary arithmetic. Because this is quite close to what I want my students to do when faced with a difficult problem in pure mathematics as well, I consider this to be a very valuable book indeed.

The problems are marvelously diverse, yet the skills to solve them are the same. 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.

This is because it provides its readers with a scientific tool they can use immediately in their everyday lives Guesstimation's problems are fun and engaging in character, and the solutions are intuitive and well explained.

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.

A careful study of this book would certainly improve a student's ability to take a complicated question, break it down into solvable parts, and assemble the parts to find an answer. I also hope to teach some of them to students.

It also includes appendixes containing useful formulas and more. Patricia Edwards is senior lecturer in art at Old Dominion University. This is because it provides its readers with a scientific tool they can use immediately in their everyday lives Reviews of the new book indicate it will be a worldwide success also.

Each problem and solution stands independently, and is about four pages long, making the book ideal for passing a quick ten minutes, and easy to pick up and put down. Guesstimation enables anyone with basic math and science skills to estimate virtually anything--quickly--using plausible assumptions and elementary arithmetic.

Patricia Edwards is senior lecturer in art at Old Dominion University.Guesstimation 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. Guesstimation 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. Jan 06,  · Read “Guesstimation Solving Today’s Problems on the Back of a Napkin” by Lawrence Weinstein with Rakuten Kobo.

Guesstimation reveals the simple. Guesstimation Solving Today’s Problems on the Back of a NapkinLawrence Weinstein I got a review copy of this book, and initially decided. Guesstimation has ratings and 26 reviews. Sep 30,  · Guesstimation 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 2/5. Jan 18,  · Guesstimation 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.

Oct 17,  · "Guesstimation is an entertaining read, with the added attraction that it can be consumed in small portions by opening it on almost any page. I can easily see having this book close by and returning to it again and again."--Mark Levi, author of Why Cats Land on Their Feet: And 76 Other Physical Paradoxes and Puzzles show more/5().