Food and the Theory of Probability

  • Edward U. Condon

Abstract

The United States Navy has found by experience that the proper amount of food to prepare per man for a mess of N men is not a linear function of N. As this is not in accord with what one might expect at first sight, it was thought worthwhile to consider the problem from the standpoint of the theory of probability. The Navy Cook Book 1 says

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward U. Condon
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  1. 1.Princeton UniversityUSA

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