Today’s moment

Posted on April 5, 2011

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… when the student stopped me in the hall to inquire as to whether a rainbow was analogous to the parabolas he was learning about… no, they’re circular; the arc of a ball tossed in the air would be parabolic (and I reckon tomorrow I’ll use some computer cable to show dangling cords ;)).   It’s never too late to get curious!

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