Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Street Fighting Mathematics

Listen up homes!! MIT OpenCourse have published this introduction to solving things without proofs or exact calculations: Street-Fighting Mathematics. The course notes can be downloaded in a single .pdf here.
This course teaches the art of guessing results and solving problems without
doing a proof or an exact calculation. Techniques include extreme-cases
reasoning, dimensional analysis, successive approximation, discretization,
generalization, and pictorial analysis


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