X-Message-Number: 13912
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 01:24:21 -0700
From: Kennita Watson <>
Subject: economies of scale

Jeff Davis wrote:
> Because--and here's the communications error--when I said that one
> cryostat was ten times larger than the other, I was thinking of an
> increase in linear dimension by a factor of ten. Since volume is
> proportional to the cube of the linear dimension, an increase in
> linear dimension by a factor of ten results in an increase in
> volume by a factor of a thousand.

I would just *have* to see this! :-)  How big would that cryostat
be -- about 40 feet around and 80 feet high?  I can just imagine --
lowering patients in with a crane, doing LN2 replacement with a
gas pump, and definitely don't mix up name tags! :-)

Kennita Watson          |  I vote Libertarian.
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