Science: Mathematicians

The probable splashes against a woman's stockings which a moving motor car would make is something which members of the American Mathematical Society who met at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., last week could figure out—given among other factors the depth and viscosity of the puddle, the weight and speed of the car, the shape and inflation of the tire, the position and shape of the legs. They could calculate something harder than that from sufficient data—the whorling paths of cream as it pours into a breakfast cup of coffee, for example. Factors are what...

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