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Monday, August 24, 2009

Stone Skipping at the Shore

Recently had a delightful week at the beach. As I have a number of times I took along James Trefil's book: A Scientist at the Seashore. Its a fun book if you want to know explore a number of physics 'whys' about the beach. One topic he covers is stone skipping on the sand and on the water. He mentions a 1968 article on the topic that had been published in SciAM. I tried to look it up in Google Books, but it was not there. I assume Sciam has not given permission for old issues. Probably could have found that in the library or in an old bookstore. Too bad, could quickly find a good article on stone skipping in the Wikipedia. Things have changed.

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