The child is adopted, but despite the confidential nature of adoption records, McCarron is able to keep track of him over the years. When the man is "not yet 45", and an accomplished college professor, McCarron arranges to meet him socially. "He had his mother's determination, gentlemen," he tells the club members, "and his mother's hazel eyes."
According to Dr. Bennett, the critical path method also has three main benefits for project managers:
Unlike a spinning top a roulette ball doesn't wobble when it loses a certain amount of its momentum during the spin but instead it simply falls off the track it's traveling on in the wheel. Since we know a roulette ball (the object) will be carrying an almost identical amount of momentum and speed as it exits the track in every roulette spin, the same principles of motion should also apply to the ball as it exits the track. With the ball traveling at a similar speed every time it exits the track, it shouldn't be too difficult to assess with a degree of accuracy, how far on average the ball will travel from ‘where on the rotor the ball exits the track’ in every spin of the wheel.