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The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering

The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering

I redesigned a course around the reasoning tools, which are more general and useful than topics. This organization, which I have used at MIT and Olin College of Engineering, is re- flected in this book—which teaches you one tool per chapter, each selected to help you build insight and master complexity.

There are the two broad ways to master complexity: organize the complexity or discard it. Organizing complexity, the subject of Part I,...

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