Location:
 Home » NY Books » Guesstimation: Solving the World's Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin

Guesstimation: Solving the World's Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin

Guesstimation: Solving the Worlds Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin
Other Views:
  • List Price: $20.95
  • Buy New: $5.33
  • as of 1/16/2018 15:25 UTC details
  • You Save: $15.62 (75%)
Qty In Stock
  • Seller:GreenIceMedia
  • Sales Rank:71,036
  • Languages:English (Published), English (Original Language), English (Unknown)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:320
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.79
  • Dimensions (in):4.3 x 0.8 x 7.3
  • Publication Date:April 21, 2008
  • MPN:9780691129495
  • ISBN:0691129495
  • EAN:9780691129495
  • ASIN:0691129495
Availability:Usually ships in 1-2 business days


Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis


Guesstimation is a book that unlocks the power of approximation--it's popular mathematics rounded to the nearest power of ten! The ability to estimate is an important skill in daily life. More and more leading businesses today use estimation questions in interviews to test applicants' abilities to think on their feet. Guesstimation enables anyone with basic math and science skills to estimate virtually anything--quickly--using plausible assumptions and elementary arithmetic.


Lawrence Weinstein and John Adam present an eclectic array of estimation problems that range from devilishly simple to quite sophisticated and from serious real-world concerns to downright silly ones. How long would it take a running faucet to fill the inverted dome of the Capitol? What is the total length of all the pickles consumed in the US in one year? What are the relative merits of internal-combustion and electric cars, of coal and nuclear energy? The problems are marvelously diverse, yet the skills to solve them are the same. The authors show how easy it is to derive useful ballpark estimates by breaking complex problems into simpler, more manageable ones--and how there can be many paths to the right answer. The book is written in a question-and-answer format with lots of hints along the way. It includes a handy appendix summarizing the few formulas and basic science concepts needed, and its small size and French-fold design make it conveniently portable. Illustrated with humorous pen-and-ink sketches, Guesstimation will delight popular-math enthusiasts and is ideal for the classroom.


Qty In Stock
All Orders and Credit Card Processing are handled by Amazon.com. ShopBayside.com is not responsible for price or quality issues. All product inquiries must be done with Amazon.com. CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED ‘AS IS’ AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
ShopBayside.com in Association with Amazon.com