Homepage for an MIT IAP mathematics course (2009), crosslisted as 6.099. Course description:
The art of guessing results and solving problems without doing a proof or an exact calculation. Techniques include extremecases reasoning, dimensional analysis, successive approximation, discretization, generalization, and pictorial analysis. Application to mental calculation, solid geometry, musical intervals, logarithms, integration, infinite series, solitaire, and differential equations. (No epsilons or deltas are harmed by taking this course.)Please fill out an online course evaluation (available starting Saturday 12:01am). It will help me improve the course for next year. Thank you! If you are not on the official registration list but would like to fill out an evaluation (e.g. you're an unofficial listener, which is fine), let me know and I'll have you added to the magic list.
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Handouts  Syllabus  Reading memos  
Homework  HW 1 (due Mon Jan 12)  HW 2 (due Wed Jan 21)  HW 3 (due Wed Jan 28)  
Solutions  HW 1  HW 2  HW 3  
Tentative Schedule 


Interesting books  Div, Grad, Curl, and All That: An Informal Text on Vector Calculus by H. M. Schey. 