19.065 "pi / lambda"?

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 07:21:45 +0100

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 65.
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         Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2005 07:13:19 +0100
         From: "Jim Marchand" <marchand_at_uiuc.edu>
         Subject: Origins of words/expressions

When I was an undergraduate, majoring in chemical engineering, we used to
ask "What's new?" To which the answer was: "Pi over lambda." Now I am a
retired linguist working on the origin of words and expressions, and I
cannot remember what that is the formula for. I know we are not scientists,
but does someone know? It would fit in so well in my present chapter.
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