March 14th, 2003

tragic moof

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Something I never ever thought I'd do: during lunch today, I not only used high school geometry, but I had to work out the half-angle identity. It was required for this problem: I'm gonna be building gears out of plywood. For n boards put together end to end in a circle, how wide do the boards have to be to draw an unbroken circle of radius r?

And now to combat one form of geekiness with another, Collapse )

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