[ Information | Background | The CyberTeaser | Quantum News | Miscellaneous Stuff ] Contents of the March/April 1997 issue of Quantum
Desperately Seeking Susan on a Cylinderby A. Chkhartishvili and E. ShikinA geometric approach to problems of search and detection. Whistling in Spaceby Pavel BliokhIt’s not an idle pastime—it’s a phenomenon that allows us to study the near-Earth region without leaving the ground. Squaring the Hyperbolaby Andrey YegorovThis article takes a different approach to the exponential function: it starts with a definition of the logarithm and then proceeds to its inverse function: the exponent. DepartmentsKaleidoscope: Volumes without Integralsby I. F. SharyginApplications of a principle formulated by Francesco Bonaventura Cavalieri in 1629. Physics Contest: Mars or Bust!by Arthur Eisenkraft and Larry D. KirkpatrickIn honor of the Mars Global Surveyor (launched November 7, 1996 and due to reach the Red Planet on September 12, 1997), a set of problems on a Martian theme. Cowculations: Bottling Milkby Dr. MuThe challenge of finding an efficient algorithm for distributing milk among bottles of varying sizes. At the Blackboard I: A Planetary Air Brakeby D. C. Agrawal and V. J. MenonDetermining how much viscous drag from the atmosphere slows the Earth’s rotation. Looking Back: The Long Road to Longitudeby A. A. MikhailovA historical look at the problem of longitude and how to determine it. At the Blackboard II: Three Physicists and One Logby Roman VinokurWhen three friends carry a log, who bears the brunt and who gets off easy? Math Investigations: The Equalizer of a Triangleby George BerzsenyiQuestions related to a special line that divides a triangle into two parts with equal perimeters and equal areas. In the Lab: Stirring up Bubblesby T. Polyakova, V. Zablotsky, and O. TsyganenkoSomething curious happens when you stir a boiling liquid under certain conditions ... How Do You Figure?: Challenges in Physics and MathBrainteasers: Just for the Fun of It!HappeningsThe Quantum Bulletin Board. Crisscross ScienceScientific crossword puzzle. Answers, Hints & SolutionsQuantum Control Panel Copyright © 1997 National
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