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Is this one for the "omitted sections?"

--- "Priscilla M. Burrage" <xxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx.xxx>
wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Mar 2000 XXxxxxx@xxx.xxx wrote:
>
> > as far as considering it a circle goes (rather
> than a rectangle), if we
> > suppose that the corners of the 6'x6' square set
> become 4 points on a circle,
> > then the distances become the arcs of the circle,
> and there are 360/4 =90
> > degrees from one "corner" to another. Then there
> is still a factor of four
> > in speed, because 1M starts by covering 90 degrees
> in 1 bar; continues on the
> > next 45 degrees in 1 bar; and then does 45 degrees
> in 2 bars. when you say
> > there is no change in speed if you do it in a
> circle, you must be envisioning
> > a very large amount of "smoothing", which is
> certainly easier to do in a
> > circle than a rectangle.
>
> Rule # 102.13: A chemical engineer should never
> argue math with a nuclear
> physicist.
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Priscilla Burrage Vermont US
> (xxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx.xxx)
>
>
>
>

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