Mawson’s Expeditions

I have been really enjoying this website about Mawson’s expeditions (especially with the AGW ship stuck in the summer ice 75 km off-shore!). If I had been Mawson I would have fed the dead Mertz to the dogs in order to maximise the distance the dogs could pull me on the return journey before they were all ‘used up’. Mathematics ought to be able to prove whether he did so. Other things mathematics OUGHT to be able to establish: the correct batting order for the Australian cricket team (eg Do you really get the best overall score by having your best batters batting when the bowler is freshest?)


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