The Art Of Insight In Science And Engineering Mastering Complexity Mit Press

Author: Sanjoy Mahajan
Publisher: The MIT Press
ISBN: 0262526549
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In this book, Sanjoy Mahajan shows us that the way to master complexity is through insight rather than precision. Precision can overwhelm us with information, whereas insight connects seemingly disparate pieces of information into a simple picture. Unlike computers, humans depend on insight. Based on the author's fifteen years of teaching at MIT, Cambridge University, and Olin College, The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering shows us how to build insight and find understanding, giving readers tools to help them solve any problem in science and engineering.

To master complexity, we can organize it or discard it. The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering first teaches the tools for organizing complexity, then distinguishes the two paths for discarding complexity: with and without loss of information. Questions and problems throughout the text help readers master and apply these groups of tools. Armed with this three-part toolchest, and without complicated mathematics, readers can estimate the flight range of birds and planes and the strength of chemical bonds, understand the physics of pianos and xylophones, and explain why skies are blue and sunsets are red.

The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering will appear in print and online under a Creative Commons Noncommercial Share Alike license.


Street Fighting Mathematics

Author: Sanjoy Mahajan
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262265591
Size: 44.98 MB
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This engaging book is an antidote to the rigor mortis brought on by too much mathematical rigor, teaching us how to guess answers without needing a proof or an exact calculation.In Street-Fighting Mathematics, Sanjoy Mahajan builds, ...

Physics Project Lab

Author: Paul Gluck
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191009873
Size: 11.49 MB
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This book is the result of many years of experience of the authors in guiding physics projects.

Back Of The Envelope Physics

Author: Clifford Swartz
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801881641
Size: 61.32 MB
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Covering such subjects as astronomy, magnetism, optics, sound, heat, mechanics, waves, and electricity, the book provides a rich source of material for teachers and anyone interested in the physics of everyday life.

How Many Licks

Author: Aaron Santos
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0762439181
Size: 74.94 MB
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How many licks to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

Networks Of The Brain

Author: Olaf Sporns
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262288927
Size: 49.49 MB
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Highlighting the many emerging points of contact between neuroscience and network science, the book serves to introduce network theory to neuroscientists and neuroscience to those working on theoretical network models.

Guesstimation 2 0

Author: Lawrence Weinstein
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400844665
Size: 37.61 MB
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A stimulating follow-up to Guesstimation, this is the must-have book for anyone preparing for a job interview in technology or finance, where more and more leading businesses test applicants using estimation questions just like these.

Gases Liquids And Solids

Author: D. Tabor
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521406673
Size: 14.81 MB
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This is the third edition of a well-established and highly successful undergraduate text. The content of the second edition has been reworked and added to wherever necessary.

Bayesian Methods For The Physical Sciences

Author: Stefano Andreon
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319152874
Size: 13.20 MB
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Statistical literacy is critical for the modern researcher in Physics and Astronomy. This book empowers researchers in these disciplines by providing the tools they will need to analyze their own data.