**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

**The New Physics and Its Evolution**

by

**Lucien Poincare**-

**D. Appleton and Company**

This book, while avoiding purely technical details, tries to make known the general results at which physicists have lately arrived, and indicates the direction and import which should be ascribed to those speculations on the constitution of matter.

(

**15150**views)

**Physics Formulary**

by

**Johan Wevers**

This 108 pages document contains a lot of equations in physics. It is written at advanced undergraduate/postgraduate level. It is intended to be a short reference for anyone who works with physics and often needs to look up equations.

(

**24117**views)

**The Clock and the Arrow: A Brief Theory of Time**

by

**Claes Johnson**

The basic idea of this book is to study the concept of time viewing the World as the result of some form of computation of finite precision. This is a modification the classical mechanistic idea of the World as a clock of infinite precision.

(

**14036**views)

**Theoretical Physics**

by

**A. S. Kompaneyets**-

**Foreign Languages Publishing House**

Rigorous, systematic study by renowned physicist offers advanced students a thorough background in mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics, stressing atomic, nuclear, and microscopic matters.

(

**21759**views)