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Test Your Physics Savvy !
« on: 22/09/2006 04:49:44 »
http://www.intuitor.com/physics_test/PhysicsSavvy.html

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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #1 on: 22/09/2006 06:40:12 »
I failed on three, the worst was to say that clouds were water vapour, I knew of course that they are water droplets and ice.
the other failiures were a matter of language I could not agree that the Sun derived its heat by the combustion of hydrogen (a chemical process!)

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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #2 on: 22/09/2006 09:18:04 »
...

I got a D. at 62.5%...

What did everybody else get?

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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #3 on: 22/09/2006 14:07:03 »
I must admit...I have not tried it but will..........promise !!



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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #4 on: 22/09/2006 14:42:53 »
92.5% three failed, but I don't agree completely with the explanations, because I think some questions can have more than one single interpretation, (or it's my not perfect knowledge of the language).
 

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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #5 on: 22/09/2006 16:47:48 »
A physics degree obviously has some uses :)
 

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« Reply #6 on: 22/09/2006 22:39:37 »
85% not to bad physics non material physics was never my strong suit
 

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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #7 on: 22/09/2006 23:28:57 »
I am so embarrassed..8)..lets just say that I ..well...failed................................
...................................(52.5%)....(shame on me..and most of them were guesses !!)




Hey !!..at least I'm man enough to display my score !!

Like Dave said above ....NOT having a physics degree does not have it's uses !!!

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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #8 on: 23/09/2006 07:42:08 »
HEE HEE HEE HEE SHHHH WHERES MY cheecky little friend ......where are you? I just took your nasty little test and having NO degree and No physics except education here in this forum,, I whipped your butt NEIL...YES YES YES with a whopping 60% Whooo whoooo!!! Geesh George I must be learning something, I BEAT NEIL.....HEE HEE HEE HEE!!! I No Joking aside I tried to use simple reasoning and when all else failed I GUESSED like crazy... That was a hard test!! Perhaps I am a whimp.... Hmmmm but it was about time I beat you on something , I've been trying forever with all your lovely little tests....YAAAAAY.. Now I have all the answers I can study up and take it again later and see how I do!! MAybe my students might have hope after aLL>> I honestly thought I would score around 30 percent! I did alot better then I thought!! TOOK ME A FLIPPIN HOUR TO TAKE THE TEST AS I HAD TO READ THINGS SO MANY TIMES BEFORE I UNDERSTOOD THE QUESTIONS.....YIKES!!At least I am women enough to tell you I beat the pants off you Sir!...LOL You better bone up and retake your test... I will win again next time.....Just a little friendly competition Sir, are you up for it?? Thanks for the challenge it was actually fun!! Hard but fun!

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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #9 on: 23/09/2006 12:42:20 »
I thought that with three more or less wrong I Would have been one of the worst in this elementary test, I have no education apart from three years at technical school during the war when I thought the level of science teaching was abysmaly low as we were only being trained to become technicions at the local paper making plant.
If I had a degree in physics I would not have dared to admit such a score.

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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #10 on: 23/09/2006 14:25:15 »
Syhrum,
I missed the cloud one to as I was on the fence with dust particals and Ice but it through me when it said "primarily made of," something like that! I never counted how many I missed but did get 60% I guess I like that,,, I amnot good at science things but am facsinated by it! will count them later and see what ones I missed.. again and how many!

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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #11 on: 23/09/2006 18:41:41 »
85% Not bad me thinks , mind you i did get two lucky guesses right.

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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #12 on: 23/09/2006 19:47:39 »
I think you did really great, I found the test extremely hard, and I think it is supposed to be kinda basic physics knowledge am I mistaken??

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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #13 on: 23/09/2006 20:20:11 »
Yes...you did great...in fact you ALL did bloody great !!! *grumble mumble grrrrrrr snarll * :)

Karen Mam...there is NO way I am going to bone up !!...Oh NO !..too much like going back to school !! ;)...and I would not understand it anyway..

The only thing I can say in my defence is that my whole education was ruined by my trying to concentare after a couple of hours sleep....It's not easy being at school at 8:30am when you just went to sleep at 5am !!...pretty tough for a kid !

But hey !!...I could have lied and said I got 90%..but I would have only been fooling myself and no one would have believed it anyway !!

So, well done toy you all..

I posted it knowing full well i'd get bottom grade. I took my Physics exam 5 times (truthfully)....never passed it !!



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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #14 on: 23/09/2006 23:16:05 »
You are too funny and I Hope you know I was just ribbing you Sir!! Not up for a rematch!! are you sure.....????

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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #15 on: 24/09/2006 12:06:20 »
Quote from NATURE

"By using the balloon to travel the first few dozen kilometers, bypassing the area where gravity is strongest and the air thickest, the Cambridge team will not have to use as much fuel"

This article concerns a plan to launch a rocket from a balloon that has elevated it to 35 Km, although the reduction in air resistance is very welcome the reduction in gravity is negligible.
Seems the eminent NATURE referees would have missed out on one physics question

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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #16 on: 24/09/2006 16:32:34 »
Refering to a question in the test...?? Hmmmm Let me go see....!

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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #17 on: 25/09/2006 07:00:47 »
OH GOSH!  62.5% I can't believe it...I did horrible.  After re-reading the questions...I should've at least managed 4 more to be correct...geez...I would've failed in school???  Oh, I forgot, I would've studied before the test...and pray, sweat, cried, that I didn't do this poorly...LOL  I loved certain things about physics...but preferred experimental science to physics/chemistry

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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #18 on: 25/09/2006 07:17:45 »
Loretta whoo hoooo! you did good, I only scored 60... and I am not sure about where that stands seems Neil and I failed... what grade do you think that is on a curve..??

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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #19 on: 25/09/2006 14:52:48 »
quote:
Originally posted by lightarrow

92.5% three failed, but I don't agree completely with the explanations, because I think some questions can have more than one single interpretation, (or it's my not perfect knowledge of the language).



I am jealous!  LOL  I know they seemed logically easy...but did well when I was younger...I need to go back to school!  Do you want to be my tutor?;)

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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #20 on: 25/09/2006 15:13:21 »
I would be very glad.;)
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« Reply #21 on: 25/09/2006 15:17:53 »
I got 77.5%, although a fair number of answers were a matter of debating with myself how the question itself was to be interpreted (but then, it is usually the case that passing exams is as much about understanding the psychology of the people setting the exam as it is about knowing the facts).



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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #22 on: 25/09/2006 16:01:01 »
How true that is George!

Alberto, You would be a great tutor you were very patient when answering and explaining your answer... Thank-you! Are you a Teacher?

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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #23 on: 25/09/2006 16:27:33 »
quote:
Originally posted by lightarrow

I would be very glad.;)



Hey, I will be your agent at a low 22% rate of gathering more students for you...but I want mine to be private tutoring..hehe;)

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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #24 on: 25/09/2006 16:28:07 »
Geez, I have to go to work...big issues have arose...bye guys...lata!

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