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By Thomas M. Thompson

This booklet strains a impressive course of mathematical connections via possible disparate subject matters. Frustrations with a 1940's electro-mechanical desktop at a greatest examine laboratory start this tale. next mathematical tools of encoding messages to make sure correctness while transmitted over noisy channels resulted in discoveries of super effective lattice packings of equal-radius balls, specifically in 24-dimensional area. In flip, this hugely symmetric lattice, with each one aspect neighbouring precisely 196,560 different issues, prompt the prospective presence of recent easy teams as teams of symmetries. certainly, new teams have been came across and are actually a part of the 'Enormous Theorem' - the type of all easy teams whose whole evidence runs to a few 10,000+ pages. And those connections, besides the attention-grabbing background and the facts of the simplicity of 1 of these 'sporadic' easy teams, are awarded at an undergraduate mathematical point.

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37 If M > 0 a shock will develop. be a steady shock if There may the following conservation laws are satisfied (14) P1v1 = P2v2 (15) P1(v1+ 2U1) = P2(v2+ 2 U 2) (16) l 1 pv(vl+ 2Ui) = p 2 v 2 (v22 + 2U 1 where it is assumed that the ratio of specific heats is Y = 5/3 . From equation (14), (15), (16) we may deduce (17) (U2/U1)2 = (M2+3)(5M2-1)/16M2 (18) (v2/v1) =(M2+3)/4M2 An important parameter in the shock problem is the shook thickness conventionally (and awkwardly) defined by v2. ,v (19) x= 1 du mxjdx 38 We pick p1 = 1, V1 = 1.

The fact that such low values are adequate is testimony both to the power of Gaussian quadrature and to the aptness of the representation (3). 44 accuracy, since no exact conservation is built into our scheme. With the initial data (20), and with a large enough, the mass, momentum and energy in the shock region are constant. vni- tude of the numerically induced variations in, say, the mass provides a reasonable indication of the accuracy of the computation. In tables I and II we display the relaxation from the initial data (20).

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