# Monthly Physics Competition Questionnaire

1. May 31, 2013

### AnTiFreeze3

Each month I will be hosting a question that, if answered correctly, will result in a free book of my choice to be delivered to the winner of the competition.

This month's prize: Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

The question for this month is the following: Why is it that objects that are held above the ground tend to fall towards the Earth?

2. May 31, 2013

### micromass

It is the will of Satan.

3. May 31, 2013

### PhizKid

It's not the objects falling towards the Earth, it's the Earth falling towards the objects

4. May 31, 2013

### WannabeNewton

It won't fall. You're holding it still above the ground. Kthxbai

5. May 31, 2013

### micromass

Close, but not quite. In reality, nothing falls towards eachother. It is our mind that makes it seem that things are falling. Without the mind, nothing is.

6. May 31, 2013

### AnTiFreeze3

I'm sorry, the answer we were looking for was

Like I would give away the answer to an ongoing competition, you ignoramus.

7. May 31, 2013

### AnTiFreeze3

You're getting close! Keep following this train of thought, and you might just win a new book!

8. May 31, 2013

### micromass

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9. May 31, 2013

### AnTiFreeze3

Oh don't worry, we here at the annual/12 competition already know that you have a copy of that book which you enjoy very much, and would never think of supplying you with a book which you already possess.

Assuming you don't have this book, then this remains our standard prize for this month.

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10. May 31, 2013

### WannabeNewton

The answer is $\mathcal{L}_{\boldsymbol{\psi}}(\epsilon_{abcd}\xi^{b}\nabla^{c}\xi^{d}) + 2\psi^{e}\nabla_{[a}(\epsilon_{e]fgh}\xi^{f}\nabla^{g}\xi^{h}) = 0$

11. May 31, 2013

### micromass

Reported for giving away crackpot books.

12. May 31, 2013

### micromass

But what does that mean?????

13. May 31, 2013

### WannabeNewton

Whatever you want it to mean young grasshopper.

14. May 31, 2013

### micromass

I see. To understand the equation, I must first become one with the equation.

15. May 31, 2013

### WannabeNewton

Yeah sure whatever turns you on brah

16. May 31, 2013

### AnTiFreeze3

Obviously you guys didn't read the fine print for this competition: All answers to my questions, just like all of physics, are devoid of any math, because of the pure uselessness and homeliness of mathematics in general.

For this reason, WannabeNewton's answer remains, yet again, false.

17. May 31, 2013

### micromass

Can we use philosophy?

18. May 31, 2013

### WannabeNewton

This is tough. None of my textbooks cover this. After hours of deliberation I have, however, come upon a solution.

Kate Upton.

19. May 31, 2013

### micromass

What do you find prettier:

Kate Upton

or

$$\mathcal{L}_{\boldsymbol{\psi}}(\epsilon_{abcd}\xi^{b}\nabla^{c}\xi^{d} ) + 2\psi^{e}\nabla_{[a}(\epsilon_{e]fgh}\xi^{f}\nabla^{g}\xi^{h}) = 0$$

20. May 31, 2013

### AnTiFreeze3

Of course.

Ah, you've finally started using your brain. While Kate Upton isn't the exact answer, the units for this answer are in Kate Uptons; ie. 17 Kate Uptons, or 92 Kate Uptons.