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A Lava Lamp for the New MilleniumTM

Foreman Enterprises
3 Electric Avenue
Grill City, CA 55057
October 17, 2001

Math 104 Students
Wheaton College
Norton, MA 02766
Dear Calculus Students:

Although my electric grills have continued to sell briskly, there are a lot of little Georges to feed, and I have decided to branch out in new directions with several new products. I've hired Susanne Sommers and Mr. T. to do the television commercials, similar to the Howie Long and Teri Hatcher thing that Radio Shack has going. Can't you just imagine the comic banter between these two with ``I pity the poor fool'' and those Thigh-Master ads as potential material? The first product we will begin marketing is the Lava Lamp for the New MilleniumTM (now that it actually is the new millennium). When I went looking for help in the design, your enterprising and resourceful professor naturally referred me to you.

In order to set the Lava Lamp for the New MilleniumTM apart from all of the other lava lamps on the market, I would like the Lava Lamp for the New MilleniumTM to have a more exciting, complex profile than the traditional lava lamp. I want the Lava Lamp for the New MilleniumTM to be the type of decor that people will be proud of, that they will want to display on a pedestal in the middle of their living room. I especially want people to see the same striking profile of the Lava Lamp for the New MilleniumTM no matter where they stand in the room. For obvious liability issues, I also need to avoid any sharp edges on the Lava Lamp for the New MilleniumTM.

After consultations with the engineering department, we have decided that the Lava Lamp for the New MilleniumTM should have a volume of approximately two liters. What I need from you is an explicit description that our engineers can follow of how to construct your design of the Lava Lamp for the New MilleniumTM. In addition, I would also like to know the exact volume of your design.

Rumor has that this is busy time of the semester for you, but I will need your report by November 8 so that we can start production of the Lava Lamp for the New MilleniumTM and filming commercials to air during the holiday season.

Yours sincerely,
George Foreman

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