by P. Goldreich, S. Mahajan, S. Phinney
Publisher: University of Cambridge 1999
Number of pages: 112
This book teaches the art of approximation: dimensional analysis, guessing, and lying. To illustrate these techniques, we study the physics of everyday phenomena. The audience for the book includes graduate students and upper-level undergraduates in the physical and mathematical sciences, as well as practicing engineers and physicists.
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