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Good Puzzles/ Interview Questions!

  1. Dec 8, 2013 #1
    I'm applying to study an undergrad Physics course.

    I have an (academic) interview coming up next week. Was wondering if anyone around here knew any physics based brain teasers that might come up? Would be much appreciated! :)

    Ideally it would be less technical and more of a puzzle - they don't expect you to have learnt 'extra' Physics, per se, but just to be very elegant in applying it to unfamiliar problems based on familiar material.

    Thanks for all the help :)
     
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  3. Dec 8, 2013 #2
    Some enigmas from my thread:
    (some math and logic mixed in)
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=4492426&postcount=24
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=4493345&postcount=29
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=4496631&postcount=55
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=4497429&postcount=68
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=4507529&postcount=136
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=4507975&postcount=145
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=4510260&postcount=219
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=4514205&postcount=248
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=4516208&postcount=278
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=4516616&postcount=292
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=4516938&postcount=305
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=4517335&postcount=310
    The best one probably: https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=4518892&postcount=327
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=4520883&postcount=401
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=4521152&postcount=404
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=4521260&postcount=409
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=4523056&postcount=457
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=4528108&postcount=513
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=4531459&postcount=523
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=4535354&postcount=609
    till page 34
    :grumpy: find the others yourself...
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=706554&page=34
    P.S. If you know some please do ask in the thread :smile:

    E- P.P.S. Yes, this is me begging for more puzzles.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2013
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