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    Equation of Time (Travel)
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2007 Dec 15, 00:57 -0500

    You don't often find references to navigation mathematics in pop culture.
    How's that for the under-statement of 2007...
    
    The attached screenshot is taken from an animated film that was released
    last week (direct to DVD). As you can see, they've included an equation for
    "time travel". It really should look very familiar to some of you! The
    creators of this particular series are famous for inserting obscure
    technical references in their films and tv series. They also famously
    included a dis-proof of Fermat's Last Theorem in the background of one
    scene:
    1782^12 + 1841^12 = 1922^12.
    
    So test your knowledge:
    1) what is that Equation of Time Travel really used for?
    2) in the second equation, for B, where does it begin to deviate from
    reality?
    3) how accurate is this equation as quoted (ignoring the 'wrong' part)?
    4) who's that metal man leaning in to look at the equations?
    5) what's the name of the film?
    6) how does this screenshot differ from the frame in the original film?
    7) [bonus] did they really disprove Fermat's Last Theorem?
    
     -FER
    http://www.HistoricalAtlas.com
    
    
    
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