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Preview of the September/October 2000 issue of Quantum


Feature articles

Quaternions

by A. Mishchenko and Y. Solovyov

Simple operations with complex numbers.


Fertilizer with a Bang

by B. Novozhilov

Investigating an explosive situation.


Shape Numbers

by A. Savin

Exploring a Fermat hypothesis.


The Physics of Walking

by I. Urusovsky

Why you're bound to run faster.


Departments

At the Blackboard I: On Quasiperiodic Sequences

by A. Levitov, A. Sidorov, and A. Stoyanovsky


At the Blackboard II: Field Pressure

by A. Chernoutsan

Art by Leonid Tishkov

Physics Contest: Curved Reality

by Larry D. Kirkpatrick and Arthur Eisenkraft


Kaleidoscope: Matter and Gravity


Looking Back: Tycho, Lord of Uraniborg

by J. D. Haines


Nomenclatorium: A Partial History of Fractions

by N. Vilenkin


In the Lab: The Price of Resistance

by S. Betyayev


Informatics: The WRITE Stuff

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.

Index

Volume 10 (1999-2000)


Answers, Hints & Solutions


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