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Unfortunately this is like proving that you can split the atom. It has been done, proven and the formulas are ancient by now. I did it over 30 years ago in engineering school and they haven't changed since.

Art

Posted By East Broad Top on 03/01/2008 9:43 AM
Ah, but Art, it was the testing that gave the mathematical coefficients in the first place. Always good to double-check once in a while. Kinda like gravity. I know it's there, but every now and then, I drop something on my toe just to check. ;)" align="absMiddle" border="0" src="/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/wink.gif" /> One of my favorite scientific exchanges, from the movie "Awakenings."

DR. SAYER
It was an immense project. I was trying to extract a decigram of myelin from four tons of earthworms.

DIRECTOR
(pause) Really.

SAYER
I was on it for five years. I was the only one who really believed in it. The rest of them said it couldn't be done.

KAUFMAN
It can't.

SAYER
Well, I know that now. I proved it.


Besides, coefficients vary based on particular alloys, so what's listed on the tables may or may not be accurate for the exact material on our track.

Later,

K
 
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