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Jim Fallows writes about the Fibonacci series

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The range of his interests is amazing. In this piece he writes about that particular part of math that has a lot to do with beauty in nature:

Why didn_t I know this before? (Math dept_ Benford_s law) - James Fallows.jpg

And here is the link to that article in The Atlantic

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/11/23 at 10:00

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    By Ryan Somma

    “The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss”

    With these words, Douglas Adams helpfully explained concept of flying in his Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. But the ground is really big, and, as the Tick so sagely noted, “Gravity is a harsh mistress.” So herein contained is my handy-dandy explanation of how you can impress your friends and family by throwing yourself at the ground and missing:

    Step one, throw yourself at the ground. Luckily, this is really easy thanks to gravity, which will pull you down to the ground at an acceleration rate of 32.174 feet per second per second, meaning every second you are falling to the ground, you fall 32 feet (9.8 meters) per second faster. If you want to fall for one second, just spend enough energy to climb 16 feet (4.9 meters) above ground and drop. Voila!
    many air story
    many of air story


    2008/11/23 at 22:34

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