**Order-of-Magnitude Physics**

by P. Goldreich, S. Mahajan, S. Phinney

**Publisher**: University of Cambridge 1999**Number of pages**: 112

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This book teaches the art of approximation: dimensional analysis, guessing, and lying. To illustrate these techniques, we study the physics of everyday phenomena. The audience for the book includes graduate students and upper-level undergraduates in the physical and mathematical sciences, as well as practicing engineers and physicists.

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