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## Fall 2013

### Letter from the President

Fellow Purdue Engineers,

On August 19th, the College of Engineering Class of 2017 began their life long journey as a Purdue Engineer. They have completed Boiler Gold Rush and are now navigating their First Year Engineering course work with classes like Calculus 161, Chemistry 115 and the ever popular Physics 172.

## Does 1 = 2?

Does 1 = 2? From Mechanics v=at, where v is speed, a is the acceleration and t is time. Another well known formula is s=1/2at2, where s equals distance.

Multiply both sides by t:

But s/t = v (definition of velocity). Then:

...and 1=2

How can this be?