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Street-Fighting Mathematics

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Street-Fighting Mathematics
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Publisher: The MIT Press
ISBN/ASIN: 026251429X
Number of pages: 153

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This course teaches the art of guessing results and solving problems without doing a proof or an exact calculation. Techniques include extreme-cases reasoning, dimensional analysis, successive approximation, discretization, generalization, and pictorial analysis. Applications include mental calculation, solid geometry, musical intervals, logarithms, integration, infinite series, solitaire, and differential equations.

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