Concepts familiar from grade-school algebra have broad ramifications in computer science.
The Campus Police Crime Prevention Unit, in conjunction with the Governor's Auto Theft Strike Task Force, will conduct its annual antitheft car window-etching program on Friday, May 12 from 8:30am-2:30pm.
The 20-minute process involves chemically etching car windows with the vehicle identification number, which results in a reduction of up to 15 percent on participants' comprehensive auto insurance in Massachusetts for cars without other antitheft devices.
The window-etching will be done behind the Johnson Athletics Center (enter from Vassar Street across from the West Garage). No appointment is necessary. Participants must bring their automobile registrations and $10 cash. The program will be canceled in the event of heavy rain.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 10, 2000.