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From: Frank Kneeland <frankkneelnad@yahoo.com>
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2003122904:48:00
Subject: Third Derivative Quote from Hugo Rossi

Just thought you boys might like this.

Hugo Rossi
In the fall of 1972 President Nixon announced that the rate of
increase of inflation was decreasing. This was the first time a
sitting president used the third derivative to advance his case for
reelection.
Mathematics Is an Edifice, Not a Toolbox, Notices of the AMS, v. 43,
no. 10, October 1996.


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