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The Resource Street-fighting mathematics : the art of educated guessing and opportunistic problem solving, Sanjoy Mahajan ; foreword by Carver A. Mead

Street-fighting mathematics : the art of educated guessing and opportunistic problem solving, Sanjoy Mahajan ; foreword by Carver A. Mead

Label
Street-fighting mathematics : the art of educated guessing and opportunistic problem solving
Title
Street-fighting mathematics
Title remainder
the art of educated guessing and opportunistic problem solving
Statement of responsibility
Sanjoy Mahajan ; foreword by Carver A. Mead
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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." --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mahajan, Sanjoy
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA63
LC item number
.M34 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Problem solving
  • Hypothesis
  • Estimation theory
  • MATHEMATICS
  • MATHEMATICS
  • MATHEMATICS
  • Estimation theory
  • Hypothesis
  • Problem solving
  • Electronic books
Label
Street-fighting mathematics : the art of educated guessing and opportunistic problem solving, Sanjoy Mahajan ; foreword by Carver A. Mead
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-125) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Preface -- 1 Dimensions -- 2 Easy cases -- 3 Lumping -- 4 Pictorial proofs -- 5 Taking out the big part -- 6 Analogy -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn608692427
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 134 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262265881
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612541865
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 254186
  • A14AE811-9D95-4825-94C5-F75BB7036C64
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o608692427
  • (OCoLC)608692427
Label
Street-fighting mathematics : the art of educated guessing and opportunistic problem solving, Sanjoy Mahajan ; foreword by Carver A. Mead
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-125) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Preface -- 1 Dimensions -- 2 Easy cases -- 3 Lumping -- 4 Pictorial proofs -- 5 Taking out the big part -- 6 Analogy -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn608692427
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 134 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262265881
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612541865
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 254186
  • A14AE811-9D95-4825-94C5-F75BB7036C64
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o608692427
  • (OCoLC)608692427

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