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From: Frank Kneeland To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion Date: 2003122905:48:00 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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