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Dr. Alvin Drake, taught at MIT for 36 years

By Gloria Negri
Globe Staff / November 4, 2005

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Dr. Alvin W. Drake taught a course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that showed engineering students how to deal with the uncertainties of life in all kinds of systems -- from weather and economics to manufacturing. (Full article: 913 words)

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