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“If you watch a glacier from a distance, and
see the big rocks fallings into the sea, and the way the ice moves, and so
forth, it is not really essential to remember that it is made out of little
hexagonal ice crystals. Yet if understood well enough the motion of the glacier
is in fact a consequence of the character of the hexagonal ice crystals. But it
takes quite a while to understand all the behaviour of the glacier (in fact
nobody knows enough about ice yet, no matter how much they’ve studied crystal).
However, the hope is that if we do understand the ice crystal we shall
ultimately understand the glacier.”
I wish with this paper to pass my very best wishes to Dr Jovan
Todorovic, retired Professor of Mechanical Engineering from Belgrade University
for his 80th birthday. Not that he introduced the subject of Reliability to the
University of Belgrade in mid 1970s, but he has done it by applying the scientifi
c way, from the beginning, and enthusiastically shared his knowledge with all
of those who were able to embrace it. I was one, of many, benefactors of
Professor Todorovic’s pioneering work in reliability theory.
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