Juggling, amusement and mathematics combined to demonstrate
a few projects and ideas for you.
My dean likes to surprise me when I'm juggling in class.
So to stay out of deep water, I decided to develop an approved
curriculum based on juggling. My juggling curriculum is called the
MAJOR, short for MerAmec Juggling Operations Research.
But I had a little trouble convincing the St. Louis Community
College (SLCC) at Meramec Academic Committee to approve
the new MAJOR curriculum. So I went to student government
and got MAJOR approved over night.
For some reason the name changed slightly to MerAmec Juggling
ORganization. MAJOR now appears in the student handbook club
section, not the course catalog.
JUG:006 Probajug is a PROBABILITY level of course work
for the MAJOR. Flying dice magic tricks based on a
DISTRIBUTIVE TOSS over a finite number set.
JUG:007 JUGGLEOMETRY The UNIT JUGGLE is at the center
of this course. Review of some physical science of juggling.
New topics include GEOMETRY OF JUGGLING.
Notes and Computation space to check the following:
For the UNIT TOSS
Total flight time is
Horizontal position is
Vertical position is
JUG:008 HISTORY Galileo's modeling of a dropped object
accommodates teaching across the curriculum and other modern innovations.
JUG:009 UFTOJ Mathematican Claude E. Shannon developed
the UNIFIED FIELD THEORY OF JUGGLING proportion - - - no comment needed!
vacant hand time
# of objects
# of hands
Shannon's UFTOJ proportion
JUG:010 RHYTHMIC JUGGLING is a special problems course
considering the Hot Potatoes Juggler versus the Delayed Juggling Character. Peter Jan Beek's study of rhythmic motion for the cascade
pattern is considered in this course.
JUG:011 EGG N FACE is the philosophy part of the curriculum
and is a required course.
There are two physical education courses in addition to RECESS PERIODS:
JUG:012A JUG is a correspondence course. There are several
books with three balls or bags in your book and/or toy stores. A good way to learn to juggle;
just add water of sweat.
JUG:012B AFTERMATH After the math of the presentation will be a juggling
class. Demonstrating how you move from # of hands > # of balls
to # of balls > # of hands.
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