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Topic: What's the connection between Riemann sums and airplanes?
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Steve Dillon

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What's the connection between Riemann sums and airplanes?
Posted: Jul 16, 1996 12:31 AM
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Dear Jacob,

I have found home! I can cry about my Riemann Sums here.

I am a pilot. I am just finishing my B.S. I can't understand what
earthly use I have for Riemann Sums (dare I wonder about Calculus
in general?)

Truely, though, the next time I lose an engine I can fully
appreciate the relation of my velocity to my acceleration and to
my final delta x. I can't think of anything more relevant or
uplifting for such events. Oh, well I am nearly done...but I am
having a devil of a time with this Riemann thing -- can any help?
I have posted my question in the newsgroup sci.math. (Can't miss
it. It says Help please Riemann Summs).

I don't always fly around and do math. Sometimes I read. Right
now I am reading a light little work by Keith Taylor called The
Logic of Limits. No, I am not being funny, that really is the
title. Currently am stumped on rectangular hyperbola's. What are
they? He uses them in reference to the topics of cooperativity
and anticooperativity, convergence and divergence and to
saturation and thresholds.

Now to make my plea for help a bit more I said I
am a pilot but I am also a flight instructor who teaches
aerobatics in a Beech Mentor T-34 complete with smoke system.
Free ride, you get to do the flying, to first person (or to any
person really) who can answer these questions. Only catch is that
you will have to get yourself to the Scottsdale Airport in
Scottsdale, Arizona. USA. If you are from out of state just make
it to Phoenix we can arrange for a ride to Scottsdale.

Happy calculating,


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