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The @art of insight in science and engineering : mastering complexity

  • To master complexity, we can organize it or discard it. The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering first teaches the tools for organizing complexity, then distinguishes the two paths for discarding complexity: with and without loss of information. Questions and problems throughout the text help readers master and apply these groups of tools. Armed with this three-part toolchest, and without complicated mathematics, readers can estimate the flight range of birds and planes and the strength of chemical bonds, understand the physics of pianos and xylophones, and explain why skies are blue and sunsets are red.

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Author:Sanjoy Mahajan
URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:kon4-opus4-21274
URL:https://ocw.mit.edu/resources/res-6-011-the-art-of-insight-in-science-and-engineering-mastering-complexity-fall-2014/online-textbook/
ISBN:978-0-262-32523-3
ISBN:978-0-262-52654-8
Publisher:The MIT Press
Place of publication:Cambridge, Mass.
Document Type:Book
Language:English
Year of Publication:2014
Release Date:2019/10/07
GND Keyword:Abschätzung; Physik; Problemlösen
Pagenumber:XVI, 389
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-NC-SA - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0 International