The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering


The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering: Mastering Complexity shows us how to build insight and find understanding, giving readers tools to help them solve any problem in science and engineering.


In this book, Sanjoy Mahajan shows us that the way to master complexity is through insight rather than precision. Precision can overwhelm us with information, whereas insight connects seemingly disparate pieces of information into a simple picture. Unlike computers, humans depend on insight.

Table of Contents

  • Divide and conquer
  • Abstraction
  • Symmetry and conservation
  • Proportional reasoning
  • Dimensions
  • Lumping
  • Probabilistic reasoning
  • Easy cases
  • Spring models

Book Details

Author(s): Sanjoy Mahajan
Publisher: MIT Press
Format(s): PDF
File size: 5.63 MB
Number of pages: 409
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