Van der Waerdens Pathological Function
by B. Martynov
Not for readers with weak stomachs, this article looks at a type of function that
Charles Hermite referred to as a miserable sore.
Planetary Building Blocks
by V. Mescheryakov
Examining the forces involved in the accretion of planetary mass, or more simply, how
Earth was formed.
So, Whats Wrong?
by I. F. Sharygin
A collection of questionable answers that requires readers to ferret out the errors in
Looking Back: The Legacy of al-Khwarizmi
by Z. D. Usmanov and I. Hodjiev
The words algebra and algorithm are familiar to readers of Quantum,
but do you know their origins?
Kaleidoscope: Triangles with the Right Stuff
by L. D. Kurlyandchik
Interesting results from a not-so-special case of right triangles.
Physics Contest: Doppler Beats
by Larry D. Kirkpatrick and Arthur Eisenkraft
What the wail of a siren can tell you about its motion relative to you.
At the Blackboard I: Weightlessness in a Car?
by Sergei Pikin
Can an automobile passenger achieve a momentary state of weightlessness when hitting a
rise in the road?
At the Blackboard II: Rivers, Typhoons, and Molecules
by Albert Stasenko
What do these things have in common?
Gradus ad Parnassum: Symmetry in Algebra, Part III
by Mark Saul and Titu Andreescu
Factoring polynomials: back to basics.
At the Blackboard III: Ordered Sets
by L. Pinter and I. Khegedysh
Ordered triplets, some generalizations, and remarkable inequalities.
Musings: How Big Am I, Really?
by David Arns
Cowculations: Barn Again
by Dr. Mu
Help Dr. Mu move the Dougan Round Barn.
In the Lab: Suds Studies
by N. Paravyan
Experimenting with soap film and bubbles.
How Do You Figure?: Challenges in Physics and Math
Brainteasers: Just for the Fun of It!
Check out this sample!
Bonus BIG scientific crossword puzzle.
Thoughts from our readers.
Answers, Hints & Solutions
Index of Articles, Volume 8
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