I’m itching to try out Wolfram|Alpha, and one thing I’m curious about is the nature, or depth of the solutions it will offer.

If I were to ask: what would be the velocity of a point mass falling for 10 seconds under gravity, will I get the answer:

Solution: velocity = 98m/s

or might the answer look more like:

Solution: velocity = 98m/s

Domain of knowledge: Newtonian Physics

*v = a t*, substitute *a = g* = 9.8m/s^{2}, and *t* = 10s.

Will the natural language processor be able to convert the mechanical solution back to a comprehensible set of instructions?

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I expect that the first challenge of W’|Alpha will be ‘well formed questions’.