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Contents of the May/June 2000 issue of Quantum


Feature articles

Fermat's Little Theorem

by V. Senderov and A. Spivak

Proving its value to mathematicians.
Art by Yury Vashchenko

Molecular Interactions Up Close

by G. Myakishev

Distant relations.


Minimal Surfaces

by A. Fomenko

Embarking on a plane discussion.


High-speed Hazards

by I. Vorobyov

Crafting a solution.


Departments

Physics Contest: Rolling Wheels

by Larry D. Kirkpatrick and Arthur Eisenkraft


Kaleidoscope: Do You Know the Binding Energy?


In the Open Air: Sink or Swim

by N. Rodina


At the Blackboard I: The Quadratic Trinomial

by A. Bolibruch, V. Uroev, and M. Shabunin


At the Blackboard II: Who Needs a Lofty Tower?

by A. Stasenko


In the Lab: Modeling a Tornado

by A. Stasenko


At the Blackboard III: Equation of the Gaseous State

by V. Belonuchkin


Poem: The Death of a Star--Part 2

by David Arns


Informatics: Shortest Path

by Don Piele


How Do You Figure?: Challenges in Physics and Math


Brainteasers: Just for the Fun of It!

Check out this sample!

Crisscross Science

Scientific crossword puzzle.

Answers, Hints & Solutions


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