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Mathematics Goes to the Movies

by Burkard Polster and Marty Ross


Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

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Dr Zucco: How do you arrive at this particular timing?
Commodore: The admiral and I have worked out the mathematical formula and believe me our figures are correct.

Dr Zucco: No, no, no. I am diametrically opposed. I know the chemical composition of the gases within the belt and the rate of consumption by fire.
My calculations cannot be wrong!