On Fri, Sep 07, 2001 at 11:25:18AM -0700, Wilf Barby wrote:
> Hey Brad, if your 5 inch rule doesn't give you sufficient significant
> digits, I can loan you my 'circular' (about 10 inch diameter)
> slide rule that is equivalent to about 8 or 9 feet! heh heh!
In my freshman chemistry class at Caltech, the prof (Linus Pauling, no
less) used to work out a problem on his 6 in. slide rule and recite the
answer to 6 or 7 digits. We all knew he had a sheet with the answers
already written down laying on the desk, but who was going to challenge
a Nobel laureate?
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