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    Re: Bowditch Table 15
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2005 Jan 24, 22:16 -0500

    Craig wrote:
    
    > I remember from statistics that the process of squaring a number then taking
    > the root of it is for the purpose of removing negative
    > numbers.
    
    An excellent point, that I either never knew or forgot.  Another method of
    determining absolute value?  Thank you.
    
    George wrote:
    
    > To me, it seems a bit suspicious that that text refers to "The constants
    > .0002419 and 0.7349", although a third, and different, constant of .002419
    > also appears to be used in the expression. Is that a misprint, I wonder?
    
    No need to wonder.  If I put the 0.002419 figure out there it was indeed a
    typo.  The correct constant, according to Bowditch, is 0.0002419.  Plug
    variations of 0.002419 into Excel and it does not match the tabular values.
    
    So big-boy rules.  If you did it, admit it.  If you broke it, repair it.  If
    you lost it, replace it. If it was not one of my posts, I wonder which text?
    Any help there?
    
    Bill
    
    
    

       
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