02980cam a22005294a 4500001001300000003000900013005001700022006001900039007001500058008004100073010001700114020001800131020001500149020001800164035002200182040002300204100002800227245014800255264004200403264004300445264001600488300003900504336002600543337002600569338003600595505015900631506005000790520100300840588004701843650004701890650004201937650004901979650003402028650003702062650004002099650002902139650001502168650002802183650002002211650002302231650001602254650002102270655003002291710003102321830003802352856006002390musev2_60824MdBmJHUP20241003151131.0m o d cr||||||||nn|n100423s2010 mau o 00 0 eng d z 2009028867 a9780262265881 z0262265885 z9780262514293 a(OCoLC)1045530751 aMdBmJHUPcMdBmJHUP1 aMahajan, Sanjoy,d1969-10aStreet-Fighting Mathematics : bThe Art of Educated Guessing and Opportunistic Problem Solving / cSanjoy Mahajan ; foreword by Carver A. Mead. 1aCambridge, Mass. :bMIT Press,c2010. 3aBaltimore, Md. :bProject MUSE, c2018 4c©2010. a1 online resource: billustrations atextbtxt2rdacontent acomputerbc2rdamedia aonline resourcebcr2rdacarrier0 aForeword -- Preface -- 1 Dimensions -- 2 Easy cases -- 3 Lumping -- 4 Pictorial proofs -- 5 Taking out the big part -- 6 Analogy -- Bibliography -- Index.0 aOpen AccessfUnrestricted online access2star a"In Street-Fighting Mathematics, Sanjoy Mahajan builds, sharpens, and demonstrates tools for educated guessing and down-and-dirty, opportunistic problem solving across diverse fields of knowledge - from mathematics to management. Mahajan describes six tools: dimensional analysis, easy cases, lumping, picture proofs, successive approximation, and reasoning by analogy. Illustrating each tool with numerous examples, he carefully separates the tool - the general principle - from the particular application so that the reader can most easily grasp the tool itself to use on problems of particular interest." "Street-Fighting Mathematics grew out of a short course taught by the author at MIT for students ranging from first-year undergraduates to graduate students ready for careers in physics, mathematics, management, electrical engineering, computer science, and biology. They benefited from an approach that avoided rigor and taught them how to use mathematics to solve real problems."--Jacket. aDescription based on print version record. 7aProblem solving.2fast0(OCoLC)fst01077890 7aHypothesis.2fast0(OCoLC)fst00966093 7aEstimation theory.2fast0(OCoLC)fst00915531 7aMATHEMATICSxEssays.2bisacsh 7aMATHEMATICSxReference.2bisacsh 7aMATHEMATICSxPre-Calculus.2bisacsh 6aTheorie de l'estimation. 6aHypothese. 6aResolution de probleme. 2aProblem Solving 0aEstimation theory. 0aHypothesis. 0aProblem solving. 7aElectronic books. 2local2 aProject Muse.edistributor 0aBook collections on Project MUSE.40zFull text available: uhttps://muse.jhu.edu/book/60824/