Workout: Estimation




 Fermi Estimates. Read this blog post through the first example the author works out. The post has great tips for doing Fermi problems.

Then, try at least one other Fermi Problem the author gives. Try it BEFORE you read how he did it.

Answer these questions


  • Which problem did you choose?
  • How did  you get your estimate?
  • How did you try to check your answer (did you Google it?
  • How close was your estimate to what Muehlhauser got?


Go to at least two of the sites listed at one of these two estimation collector sites: 

Answer these questions

List the sites you visited and comment on an estimation you found interesting.

(if any of the links are bad, be sure to indicate that. Thanks.) 

Dave Buehrle, Fall 2016

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Last Modified: August 6, 2018