id: 02315922
dt: j
an: 1997a.00613
au: Stewart Townend, M.
ti: Unified reciprocals.
so: Teach. Math. Appl. 14, No. 2, 67-70 (1995).
py: 1995
pu: Oxford University Press, Oxford; Institute of Mathematics and its
Applications (IMA), Southend-on-sea, Essex
la: EN
cc: M53
ut:
ci:
li: doi:10.1093/teamat/14.2.67
ab: The writer wants to stimulate students fascination by making them aware of
the unified nature of mathematics. Just one formula can describe a
range of scientific problems. As an example he considers the reciprocal
formula “$\textstyle {1\over f} = {1 \over u} + {1\over v}$” and
applies for modelling six perfectly different situations ‒ in Optics,
Geometry, Mechanics, Technology.
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