Monthly Archives: May 2012

How GoTo Telescopes Work

The latest issue of The College Mathematics Journal contains a good article by Donald Teets, titled “Push-To Telescope Mathematics” (see references below), describing the alignment process used by computerized telescopes to determine their orientation, and thus how to point to … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games: Follow-up

This is a follow-up to the previous post, which presented a situation in the second book of the Hunger Games trilogy as a probability problem.  The problem may be re-stated as follows: when balls are randomly distributed into initially empty … Continue reading

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