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Design of an Oscillating Sprinkler
Award: Carl B. Allendoerfer
Year of Award: 1986
Publication Information: Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 58, (1985), pp. 29-38
Summary: Modeling the design and motion of an oscillating water sprinkler.
About the Author: Bart Braden studied mathematics and languages at Washington State University, as an undergraduate. After an encounter with abstract 20th-century mathematics in graduate school at Yale and Oregon, which culminated in a doctoral thesis on representations of Lie algebras, he gradually returned to the more concrete parts of classical undergraduate mathematics. He is retired from Northern Kentucky University.