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Author: notablelaggard Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 1388  
Subject: Teen solves Newton's 300 y/o riddle .. Date: 5/27/2012 6:26 PM
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An Indian-born teenager has won a research award for solving a
mathematical problem first posed by Sir Isaac Newton more than 300 years
ago that has baffled mathematicians ever since.

The solution devised by Shouryya Ray, 16, makes it possible to calculate
exactly the path of a projectile under gravity and subject to air resistance.


http://www.canada.com/technology/Teen+solves+Newton+year+rid...




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Author: ItsGoingUp Three stars, 500 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 1351 of 1388
Subject: Re: Teen solves Newton's 300 y/o riddle .. Date: 5/28/2012 1:11 AM
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The solution devised by Shouryya Ray...

Anybody have a link that provides the math? So far lots of puff pieces but no details.

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Subject: Re: Teen solves Newton's 300 y/o riddle .. Date: 5/28/2012 1:36 AM
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Anybody have a link that provides the math? So far lots of puff pieces but no details.

Lots of people have been asking this question, all over the world. So far no details. However, the German-language webpage for the competition clearly states that he won SECOND place, not first place. That leads me to believe that the result is not as breath-taking as the press is making it sound.

http://www.jufo-dresden.de/projekt/teilnehmer/matheinfo/m1

Posters on the Stack Exchange are skeptical. I am too.

http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/150242/teenager-solv...

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Subject: Re: Teen solves Newton's 300 y/o riddle .. Date: 5/28/2012 8:21 PM
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This link is a little more useful, but not very:
http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/28/11920006-16-...

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Subject: Re: Teen solves Newton's 300 y/o riddle .. Date: 5/29/2012 11:56 AM
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This link is a little more useful, but not very:
http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/28/11920006-16-......

-IGU-



16 years old?? In the photo, the kid looks 35 !!

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