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Quantify!

A Crash Course in Smart Thinking

Göran Grimvall is determined to help mere mortals understand how scientists get to the kernel of perplexing problems. Entertaining and enlightening, his latest book uses examples from sports, literature, and nature—as well as from the varied worlds of science—to illustrate how scientists make sense of and explain the world around us.

Grimvall's fun-to-read essays and easy-to-follow examples detail how order-of-magnitude estimation, extreme cases, dimensional analysis, and other modeling methods work. They also reveal how nonscientists absorb these concepts and use them at home, school, and work.

Grimvall's simple, elegant explanations will help you tap into your inner scientist. Read this book and enjoy your own "Aha!" moment.

About the Author

Göran Grimvall is professor emeritus of physics at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. An elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, he is the author of a number of popular physics books, including Brainteaser Physics, also published by Johns Hopkins.

Reviews

An excellent piece of work with lots of fascinating information inside.

- Brian Clegg - Popular Science

Essays are fun, involving... and will appeal to both general readers and collections from high school into college grades.

- Midwest Book Review

Grimvall's book should appeal to and amuse a wide audience, extending from professional scientists, teachres, school kids, newspaper columnists to the... average citizen.

- Philip J. Davis - SIAM News

A wonderful read for everyone, emphasizing how scientists and engineers tend to think about examples from daily life that are expressed by numbers... Highly recommended.

- Choice

A fun survey of the use of numbers to make sound judgments, from gravity’s effects on sports records to statistical analysis of the weather.

- Science News
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