Topic XIV. Fermi Problems
Context for this filter:
- B. CONCEPT ACQUISITION
- Order of Magnitude: factor of ten.
- Exemplary Quotes
- Cautionary Quotes: Mistakes, Misconceptions, & Misunderstandings
- C. CONCEPT APPLICATION
- Provide rough estimates for real-world quantities using “back-of-the-envelope” (Fermi) approximations.
- Use Fermi estimates to identify first, second, third order causes for example problems, and estimate their effect sizes.