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Pocket-Sized #1008: “Horse Calculus”

Horse Calculus

In this Pocket-Sized episode #1008, Marc Abrahams shows an unusual research study to Mason Porter. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue.

The research mentioned in this episode is featured in the special Mathematics issue (Vol. 16, #4) of the Annals of Improbable Research Magazine.

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1. Mason Porter encounters:

Horse Calculus,” Michael Berry, Annals of Improbable Research, vol. 16, no. 4, July-August 2010, pp. 10-11.

Determination of the Resultant Dipole of the Heart from Measurements on the Heart Surface,” D. Gabor and C.V. Nelson, Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 25, 1954, pp. 413-6.

Studies on the Equine Cardiac Electric Field. I. Body Surface Potentials, II. The Integration of Body Surface Potentials to Derive Resultant Cardiac Dipole Moments,” P.G.G. Darke and J.R. Holmes, Journal of  Electrocardiology, vol. 2, 1969, pp. 222-234 and 235-244.

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