While looking for a name for a particular thing, on a walk in the New Jersey Palisades with his nephews, Milton and Edwin Sirotta, the author of Mathematics and the Imagination asked for their ideas. Nine-year-old Milton suggested ______. Inspired from the word ______, is something hugely popular today. FITB.
______ is a term that you read on your screens almost everyday and whose etymology lies in the chip logs historically used to record distance travelled at sea, and recorded in a ship’s log book. FITB.
X Y is a humorous metaphor for highly simplified scientific models of complex real life phenomena. X Y modeling is intended to demonstrate that physicists will often reduce a problem to its simplest form in order to make calculations more feasible, even though such simplification may hinder the model’s application to reality. Name the metaphor X Y. [Hint: Big Bang Theory]
X is a 4-year old internet celebrity whose popularity originated in September 2012. X has appeared on the cover of WSJ and in August 2015 it was announced that X would get her own waxwork at Madame Tussaud’s in San Francisco. Identify X.
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