**Order-of-Magnitude Physics**

by P. Goldreich, S. Mahajan, S. Phinney

**Publisher**: University of Cambridge 1999**Number of pages**: 112

**Description**:

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.

Download or read it online for free here:

**Download link**

(880KB, PDF)

## Similar books

**Unification in One Dimension**

by

**David J. Jackson**-

**arXiv**

A physical theory of the world is presented under the unifying principle that all of nature is laid out before us and experienced through the passage of time. The one-dimensional progression in time is opened out into a multi-dimensional flow ...

(

**3601**views)

**Life, the Universe and Everything: 42 Fundamental Questions**

by

**Roland E. Allen, Suzy Lidstrom**-

**arXiv.org**

We consider 42 questions which must be answered on the road to full enlightenment, and we attempt a first draft of these questions, on topics ranging from the cosmological constant and origin of the universe to the origin of life and consciousness.

(

**2553**views)

**Unfolding the Labyrinth: Open Problems in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics**

by

**Florentin Smarandache, at al.**-

**arXiv**

Throughout this book, the authors discuss some open problems in various branches of science, including mathematics, theoretical physics, astrophysics, geophysics, etc. Some parts of these problems may be found useful for scholarly stimulation.

(

**17264**views)

**The Dimensional Structure of Consciousness**

by

**Samuel Avery**-

**Compari**

A radical interpretation of modern physics. Rather than consciousness existing in space and time, it is suggested that the strange phenomena associated with quantum physics are better understood if space and time are structures within consciousness.

(

**9313**views)