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30 Aug

Math Associations on a Field Trip

I am just back from a wonderful 10 day trip to the central Alaska. It was cloudy and rainy for the first two days; low clouds common to Alaska were covering mountain peaks and even tree tops. But then the skies have cleared, the visibility was perfect, and the imagery of mountain ridges and jagged portions of glaciers easily evoked the idea of fractals. On a flight from Anchorage to Coldfoot it was fascinating to observe that many clouds had perfectly smooth flat bottoms that at a distance projected into straight lines.

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