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| Learning | September 29, 2015

(I’m in a senior-level engineering course and our professor used to work for NASA. This can lead to some fun anecdotes during class.)

Professor: “Because the ends have such a small surface area, you can neglect them in your calculations.”

Student:“What would NASA do?”

Professor: *without missing a beat* “They’d probably use the wrong units and crash into Mars.”


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