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    Re: Mathematics Question
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2006 Mar 30, 12:09 -0500

    I am still laughing out loud at your posting Herbert, but I like the idea of 
    being immortalized in the world of mathematics; especially a branch related 
    to navigation.
    
    Try this one:
    
    Enoid: a mathematical term used to describe the area on the surface of a 
    sphere encompassed by a small circle.
    
    I think this works. Enoid it is! Now if we can get the mathmaticians to agree to its use.
    
    But this brings me to another question: how would one calculate the surface area of an Enoid?
    
    Robert
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Herbert Prinz 
    Date: Thursday, March 30, 2006 11:49 am
    Subject: Re: Mathematics Question
    
    > Robert Eno wrote:
    >
    > >I was refering to the curved surface of the sphere. For a circle,
    > it is called an "arc" but I have yet to find a proper name for a
    > portion of the surface of a sphere. I have heard different terms
    > such as "lune", "lens" "cap" etc. but I am certain that there has
    > to be a proper mathematical term for this. Or is there?
    > >
    > >
    > All these terms refer to solid bodies. Lune usually refers to a
    > 2-dimensional shape that results from intersecting two circles. I
    > guess,by analogy, one could speak of a 3-dimensional (i.e. solid)
    > lune.
    > The beauty of math is that you can use words that aren't in the Oxford
    > English Dictionary. If you need a word badly, coin it. If it turns out
    > to be important you will get famous for it. Even better: Don't
    > coin a
    > word. Use a long winded descriptive term each time you need it.
    > Somebodywill get frustrated after a while and call it "Enoid".
    >
    > Herbert
    >
    
    
    

       
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