GUESSTIMATION 20

Download Guesstimation 20 ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to GUESSTIMATION 20 book pdf for free now.

Guesstimation 2 0

Author : Lawrence Weinstein
ISBN : 9781400844661
Genre : Mathematics
File Size : 73.54 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 581
Read : 1239

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. Guesstimation 2.0 shows how to estimate everything from how closely you can orbit a neutron star without being pulled apart by gravity, to the fuel used to transport your food from the farm to the store, to the total length of all toilet paper used in the United States. It also enables readers to answer, once and for all, the most asked environmental question of our day: paper or plastic?
Category: Mathematics

Guesstimation

Author : Lawrence Weinstein
ISBN : 1400824443
Genre : Mathematics
File Size : 39.91 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 356
Read : 331

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.
Category: Mathematics

Essential Maths For Geoscientists

Author : Paul I. Palmer
ISBN : 9780470971932
Genre : Mathematics
File Size : 52.10 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 711
Read : 216

"Essential Maths for Geoscientists: An Introduction" is an accessible, student-friendly introduction to the mathematics required by those students taking degree courses within the geosciences. Clearly structured throughout, this book carefully guides students step by step through the first mathematics they will encounter and provides numerous applied examples throughout to enhance students' understanding and to place each technique in context. Opening with a chapter explaining the need for studying mathematics within geosciences, this book then moves on to cover algebra, solving equations, logarithms and exponentials, uncertainties, errors and statistics, trigonometry, vectors and basic calculus. The final chapter helps to bring the subject all together and provides detailed applied questions to test students' knowledge. Worked applied examples are included in each chapter along with applied problem questions which are a mix of straightforward maths questions, word questions and more involved questions that involve the manipulation and interpretation of real and synthetic data. The emphasis in the book is on the application of relatively rudimentary mathematics to real-life scientific problems within the geosciences, enabling students to make use of current-day research problems and real datasets.
Category: Mathematics

Author :
ISBN : UCAL:B4102677
Genre : World politics
File Size : 64.1 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 272
Read : 808

Category: World politics

A Dictionary Of Slang And Unconventional English

Author : Eric Partridge
ISBN : 9781134963652
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 87.24 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 478
Read : 1134

The definitive work on the subject, this Dictionary - available again in its eighth edition - gives a full account of slang and unconventional English over four centuries and will entertain and inform all language-lovers.
Category: Foreign Language Study

The Market Research Toolbox

Author : Edward F. McQuarrie
ISBN : 1412913187
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 58.43 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 848
Read : 908

If you want to conduct market research, but feel you have little experience in doing so, we have the ideal updated and revised resource for you! Written in an engaging and active style, the Second Edition of The Market Research Toolbox: A Concise Guide for Beginners describes how to think of market research in the context of making a business decision. The book begins by defining market research and discussing some of the various techniques. It then goes on to examine what objectives can be met by doing market research and the expected payoffs.
Category: Business & Economics

Cannibal Corpse M C

Author : Tim Curran
ISBN : 9781618680594
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 44.5 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 404
Read : 694

Following a major pandemic, the country is in ruins. West of the Mississippi River is a hellzone known as the Deadlands. Here, bioengineered Corpse Worms rain from the blood-streaked sky, reanimating the dead. And here, atomic weapons have created legions of mutants, primeval monsters, and wild chaotic weather patterns. Enter: John Slaughter. Hardcore outlaw biker. Blood member of the Devil's Disciples. A very wanted man. Captured by the army, the feds want him to lead a gang of his old bikers across the Mississippi and into the nuclear wastes of the Deadlands. His objective: Snatch a high-level biologist who is being held at an old NORAD fortress by a paramilitary terrorist group. It will mean a raid into territory swarming with the living dead, mutations, and sects of psychotic survivalists...not to mention the Cannibal Corpse motorcycle club, blood enemies of the Devil’s Disciples. His incentive: his brother is being held at a federal prison back east on charges of sedition. If Slaughter does not bring back the biologist, his brother will be executed. The drawback: An ancient, diabolic evil has claimed the Deadlands and is in league with Cannibal Corpse. And unless Slaughter can stop it, it will pick its teeth with the last bones of the human race.
Category: Fiction

Handbook Of Printed Circuit Manufacturing

Author : Raymond H. Clark
ISBN : 9789401170123
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 41.63 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 970
Read : 1291

Of all the components that go into electronic equipment, the printed circuit probably requires more manufacturing operations-each of which must be per formed by a skilled person-than any other. As a shift supervisor early in my printed circuit career, I had to hire and train personnel for all job functions. The amount of responsibility delegated to my subordinates depended strictly on how well I had been able to train them. Training people can be a trying experience and is always a time-consuming one. It behooved me to help my workers obtain the highest degree of job under standing and skill that they and I were capable of. One hindrance to effective teaching is poor continuity of thought, for example, having to say to a trainee, "Wait a minute; forget what I just told you. We have to go back and do some thing else first. " It was in trying to avoid pitfalls such as this that I undertook a detailed examination of the processes involved, what I thought each trainee had to know, and what questions they would most frequently ask. From this analysis I developed the various process procedures. Only after I had done so was I able to train effectively and with the confidence that I was doing the best possible job. Answers had to be at hand for all of their questions and in what ever detail they needed to know.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction