[ Information  Background  The CyberTeaser  Quantum News  Miscellaneous Stuff ] Contents of the November/December 1998 issue of QuantumFeature articles


Lattices and Brillouin Zonesby A. B. GoncharovGeometrical by nature, the study of lattices has its roots in the physics of crystals. Wave on a Car Tireby L. GrodkoDoes the engine limit the maximum speed of a car? Functional Equations and Groupsby Y. S. Brodsky and A. K. SlipenkoSolving functional equations using one of the most important concepts of modern mathematics: the group. DepartmentsPhysics Contest: Warp Speedby Larry D. Kirkpatrick and Arthur EisenkraftWhat is happening when objects appear to be breaking the universal speed limit, the speed of light? At the Blackboard I: The SteinerLehmus Theoremby I. F. SharyginIf two _____ of a triangle are ______ , then the triangle is ______ . At the Blackboard II: Errors in Geometrical Proofsby S. L. TabachnikovThe elusive nature of flaws in geometric reasoning. At the Blackboard III: Hurling at the Abyssby A. StasenkoAn errant knight, a pile of stones, a swinging platform, and a lady in waiting. In the Lab: Why is a Burnt Match Bent?by V. Mil’manAn exploration of the tendency of matches to curl up by a warm fire. Looking Back: The Quantum Nature of Lightby D. Sviridov and R. SvirodovaHow researchers devised an experiment to observe the discreteness of light with the human eye. Gradus ad Parnassum: Completing the Squareby Mark Saul and Titu AndreescuCircumventing a quadraticequation trap that often ensnares beginning teachers. Musings: I Can See Clearly Nowby David ArnsA poem. Cowculations: Contactby Dr. MuOur bovine computer enthusiast taxes his CPU with the task of translating digitized ostrich utterances. How Do You Figure?: Challenges in Physics and MathBrainteasers: Just for the Fun of It!Crisscross ScienceScientific crossword puzzle. HappeningsBulletin Board. Answers, Hints & Solutions Quantum
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