Problems for
Intermediate Methods in Theoretical Physics

Edward F. Redish

Selling Gas

In the days leading up to hurricane Rita, people in the city of Houston evacuated.   A problem developed because some gas stations ran out of gas.   Estimate how much gas you think a typical gas station in College Park sells in one week. Be sure to clearly state your assumptions and how you came to the numbers you estimated, since grading will be mostly based on your reasoning, not on your answer.


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