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Contents of the November/December 1999 issue of Quantum


Feature articles

Solving for the Slalom

by A. Abrikosov

Once you understand the forces, it's all downhill from there.
Solving for the slalom | Art by Pavel Chernusky
Art by Pavel Chernusky

The Feuerbach Theorem

by V. Protasov

Exploring the inscribed and escribed circles of triangles.

On the Quantum Nature of Heat

by V. Mityugov

Finding direction in chaos.

Carl Friedrich Gauss

by S. Gindikin

A portrait of a "prince of mathematicians."

Departments

Physics Contest: A Question of Complexity

by Larry D. Kirkpatrick and Arthur Eisenkraft

Getting to simplicity in physics problems.

Kaleidoscope: Returning to a Former State

by A. Savin

Rubik's Cube redux.

At the Blackboard I: Selecting the Best Alternative

by V. Gutenmakher and Zh. Rabbot

"Mathematical programming" and business management.

At the Blackboard II: Obtaining Symmetric Inequalities

by S. Dvoryaninov and E. Yasinovyi

Muirhead's theorem and Young diagrams.

In the Lab: Heating Water from the Top

by V. Pentegov

Results from a topsy-turvy approach.

Commentary: The Toy that Drove the Universe

by Jef Raskin

Following up on A. Kuzin's article in the January/February 1999 issue.

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.

Happenings

Report on the XXX International Physics Olympiad, Bulletin Board.

Answers, Hints & Solutions


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