Home | Amazing | Today | Tags | Publishers | Years | Account | Search 
Street-Fighting Mathematics: The Art of Educated Guessing and Opportunistic Problem Solving (The MIT Press)

Buy
Too much mathematical rigor teaches rigor mortis: the fear of making an unjustified leap even when it lands on a correct result. Instead of paralysis, have courage—shoot first and ask questions later. Although unwise as public policy, it is a valuable problem-solving philosophy, and it is the theme of this book: how to guess answers without a proof or an exact calculation.

Educated guessing and opportunistic problem solving require a toolbox. A tool, to paraphrase George Polya, is a trick I use twice. This book builds, sharpens, and demonstrates tools useful across diverse fields of human knowledge. The diverse examples help separate the tool—the general principle—from the particular applications so that you can grasp and transfer the tool to problems of particular interest to you.

The examples used to teach the tools include guessing integrals without integrating, refuting a common argument in the media, extracting physical properties from nonlinear differential equations, estimating drag forces without solving the Navier–Stokes equations, finding the shortest path that bisects a triangle, guessing bond angles, and summing infinite series whose every term is unknown and transcendental.
(HTML tags aren't allowed.)

Hacking Electronics: An Illustrated DIY Guide for Makers and Hobbyists
Hacking Electronics: An Illustrated DIY Guide for Makers and Hobbyists

Bring your electronic inventions to life!

"This full-color book is impressive...there are some really fun projects!" -GeekDad, Wired.com

Who needs an electrical engineering degree? This intuitive guide shows how to wire, disassemble, tweak, and re-purpose everyday devices quickly and easily. Packed with...

Algorithms in a Nutshell: A Practical Guide
Algorithms in a Nutshell: A Practical Guide

Creating robust software requires the use of efficient algorithms, but programmers seldom think about them until a problem occurs. This updated edition of Algorithms in a Nutshell describes a large number of existing algorithms for solving a variety of problems, and helps you select and implement the right algorithm for your...

Graph Theory, Combinatorics and Algorithms: Interdisciplinary Applications (Operations Research / Computer Science Interfaces Series)
Graph Theory, Combinatorics and Algorithms: Interdisciplinary Applications (Operations Research / Computer Science Interfaces Series)

Graph Theory, Combinatorics and Algorithms: Interdisciplinary Applications focuses on discrete mathematics and combinatorial algorithms interacting with real world problems in computer science, operations research, applied mathematics and engineering. The book contains eleven chapters written by...


C++ Without Fear: A Beginner's Guide That Makes You Feel Smart
C++ Without Fear: A Beginner's Guide That Makes You Feel Smart

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to program a computer, or to learn the widely used C++ programming language in particular, C++ Without Fear, Second Edition, offers...

Data Structures & Algorithm Analysis in C++
Data Structures & Algorithm Analysis in C++

Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis in C++ is an advanced algorithms book that bridges the gap between traditional CS2 and Algorithms Analysis courses.

As the speed and power of computers increases, so does the need for effective programming and algorithm analysis. By approaching these skills in tandem, Mark Allen...

TCP/IP Protocol Suite (Mcgraw-hill Forouzan Networking)
TCP/IP Protocol Suite (Mcgraw-hill Forouzan Networking)

In a world where the number of people who need to learn about data communications and networking is exploding, Forouzan's book is the answer. The book's visual approach makes it easy for students to learn about and understand the concepts involved in this rapidly developing field.

TCP/IP Protocol Suite teaches students and...

©2018 LearnIT (support@pdfchm.net) - Privacy Policy