Street-fighting mathematics : the art of educated guessing and opportunistic problem solving
2010
428731304
2010
428731304
en
Schätzung--Mathematik
mau
"In Street-Fighting Mathematics, Sanjoy Mahajan builds, sharpens, and demonstrates tools for educated guessing and down-and-dirty, opportunistic problem solving across diverse fields of knowledge - from mathematics to management. Mahajan describes six tools: dimensional analysis, easy cases, lumping, picture proofs, successive approximation, and reasoning by analogy. Illustrating each tool with numerous examples, he carefully separates the tool - the general principle - from the particular application so that the reader can most easily grasp the tool itself to use on problems of particular interest." "Street-Fighting Mathematics grew out of a short course taught by the author at MIT for students ranging from first-year undergraduates to graduate students ready for careers in physics, mathematics, management, electrical engineering, computer science, and biology. They benefited from an approach that avoided rigor and taught them how to use mathematics to solve real problems."--Jacket.
Estimation theory
Mathematik--Schätzung
Logik
MIT Press
2016-08-08
Denkspiel
Mahajan
Sanjoy
Sanjoy Mahajan
1969
9780262514293
026251429X
Problemlösning--matematik
Problemlösen
Hypothese
Cambridge, Mass.
Problem solving
Hypothesis