Hit the Groovy Road
Happy Summer! If you hit the road this summer, keep your eyes peeled for creative designs (and engineering) that were the result of some crafty mathematical thinking.
My favorite podcast, 99% Invisible, posted an article on highways with rumble strips that produce songs as cars drive over them. Before you click on the link below, I encourage you as you’re reading to think of all the beautiful math behind the design of these rumble strips. One engineer mentions the importance of precision and that being off by more than 5 millimeters could produce incorrect notes.
See the complete post titled, Groovy Roads Turn Functional Rumble Strips into Musical Highways.
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Warning: they’re fun and addicting!
~ by Andrew Stadel (@mr_stadel