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Clues to Dick and Jane's Mental Processes

Dick and Jane used the concept of vectors as an approach to finding the direction of the wind. They applied geometry and trigenometry to their mental model, and used math functions in their spreadsheet to crunch the numbers.

To estimate the wind's velocity, they added the concept of terminal velocity, making use of the Internet for certain approximate values. Then they crunched those additional numbers along with their earlier conclusions.

They also knew that their Uncle Jack, in Texas, did not use the term "toad-strangler" lightly, but applied it only to the heaviest downpour.

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