Guesstimation 2.0: Solving Today's Problems on the Back of a Napkin

Title

Guesstimation 2.0: Solving Today's Problems on the Back of a Napkin

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Description

Guesstimation 2.0 reveals the simple and effective techniques needed to estimate virtually anything--quickly--and illustrates them using an eclectic array of problems. 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.

The ability to guesstimate on your feet is an essential skill to have in today's world, whether you're trying to distinguish between a billion-dollar subsidy and a trillion-dollar stimulus, a megawatt wind turbine and a gigawatt nuclear plant, or parts-per-million and parts-per-billion contaminants. Lawrence Weinstein begins with a concise tutorial on how to solve these kinds of order of magnitude problems, and then invites readers to have a go themselves. The book features dozens of problems along with helpful hints and easy-to-understand solutions. It also includes appendixes containing useful formulas and more.

ISBN

9780691150802

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

Princeton University Press

City

Princeton, New Jersey

Keywords

Estimation theory, Problem solving, Math games

Disciplines

Mathematics | Statistics and Probability