A Lava Lamp for the New MilleniumTM
Math 104 Students
3 Electric Avenue
Grill City, CA 55057
October 17, 2001
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.
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