MAA Writing Awards
Pursuit Curves for the Man in the Moone
Year of Award: 2008
Award: George Polya
Publication Information: The College Mathematics Journal, vol. 38, (2007), pp. 330-338
Summary: The author uses calculus to determine the consistency of flight times from a 1638 story by Francis Godwin called The Man in the Moone, about an astronaut who harnesses a wedge of swans to fly to the moon.
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