My Dad answers every question right

  • Thread starter Shippo
  • Start date
Shippo

Main Question or Discussion Point

I have been trying for quite some time now to stump my dad on just one question. I've tryed out physics, Astronomy & Cosmology, Mathematics, Philosophy, logic, tecnology, almost every subject! It is getting to the point where i stay up late on the internet trying to find something. :bugeye: can anyone suggest a question please?
 

Answers and Replies

1,058
6
Do you need to understand the problem? What is your dad's background?
 
DaveC426913
Gold Member
18,334
1,941
Perhaps you can give us some examples of the questions you've asked and some answers he's provided. It porably wouldn't be fair to ask him to porivde a rigourous mathematical proof of the shape of an electron D orbital.
 
GCT
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
1,727
0
how do you know your dad's answer is accurate, not necessarily bogus, but he might be off the mark
 
346
0
Shippo said:
I have been trying for quite some time now to stump my dad on just one question. I've tryed out physics, Astronomy & Cosmology, Mathematics, Philosophy, logic, tecnology, almost every subject! It is getting to the point where i stay up late on the internet trying to find something. :bugeye: can anyone suggest a question please?

Well there is a question in Mathematics which My teacher asked me when i was in 11th class and i haven't come across anybody who could suggest or even hint a way out!

integration of x*Sec(x)

If your Dad succeeds at this,Pls tell me the solution too! :smile:
 
Shippo
mattmns said:
Do you need to understand the problem? What is your dad's background?
well he has done alot of things.....he was a mathmatiton, he designs software, was an Engineer, has a masters in physics um...thats all i can think of at the time being.
 
Shippo
GCT said:
how do you know your dad's answer is accurate, not necessarily bogus, but he might be off the mark
I don't know, witch is pretty stupid. If i eventuoaly find a question that stumps him and he says the rong answer he won't beleve that its rong. :grumpy:
 
DaveC426913
Gold Member
18,334
1,941
I can't get my father to acknowledge that there is no such thing as centrifugal force. He insists (or did 10 years ago) that the bucket on the string will go flying away at an angle instead of tangential to the circle.

Some day ... some day ... I will prove it to him. I will probe him wrong. I will prove them ALL wrong. They laughed at me. They mocked me. But I will show them. I will how them my POWER. They will flee, like ants under my feet. I will...

What? Is this thing still on? **
 
Last edited:
The easiest way to stump your genius dad? Ask him "what's something you don't know anything about?" He'll definatly be stumped. And if he has an answer, just find a question about that topic to ask him!
 
2,208
1
"What is the purpose of meaning?"

-Dexter's lab
 
480
0
Do the questions have to be about logic, or can they be history questions? Surely he won't know all of history :D
 
Is he physcic? Ask him what number your'e thinking of. Better yet ask him what commercial will be on next.
 
shmoe
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
1,992
1
heman said:
Well there is a question in Mathematics which My teacher asked me when i was in 11th class and i haven't come across anybody who could suggest or even hint a way out!

integration of x*Sec(x)

If your Dad succeeds at this,Pls tell me the solution too! :smile:
The integral of x*sec(x) cannot be expressed as an elementary function- meaning usual nice finite combinations of exponentials, logarithms, polynomials, trig functions, etc. This is the same situation as the more common e^(-x^2).
 
Tell him to go on jeapordy. He should do awesome. Except you said he answered every question right, I don't know how he'd fare given only answers. But he should go on some quiz show for big bucks!
 
BobG
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
110
80
If you had a tunnel that went straight through the Earth from New York City to Tokyo and dropped an unpowered train in the New York end, how long would it take to roll to Tokyo (assuming the tunnel was a sealed vacuum and the Earth was stationary)? It would speed up until the tunnel reached the midway point between New York and Tokyo and then slow down at the same rate. It would take about 42 minutes for it to gently roll to a stop in Tokyo.

How about from New York City to Sydney Australia? About 42 minutes.

New York City to Los Angeles? About 42 minutes.

Even if he's not stumped, he'll at least enjoy explaining why.

This link, http://www.physics4all.co.il/open.php?link=628 [Broken], explains the problem. Just scroll down to "A Boring Problem".

Some of the other problems might give you some ideas, as well.
 
Last edited by a moderator:
ask him for a valid argument of creationism :biggriN;
 
3,761
8
Shippo said:
I have been trying for quite some time now to stump my dad on just one question. I've tryed out physics, Astronomy & Cosmology, Mathematics, Philosophy, logic, tecnology, almost every subject! It is getting to the point where i stay up late on the internet trying to find something. :bugeye: can anyone suggest a question please?
I made some quizzes here on PF, ask him these questions...just scroll down to the quizzes : https://www.physicsforums.com/journal.php?s=&action=view&journalid=13790&perpage=10&page=8 [Broken]

marlon
 
Last edited by a moderator:
honestrosewater
Gold Member
2,071
5
Ask him what women want. :biggrin:
 
3,761
8
Or ask him who the REAL inventors of special relativity were. The guys, who came up with this idea PRIOR to Einstein.

Or ask him why there are only eight gluons ?
Or ask him who really invented heliocentrism
...check the quizzes
marlon
 
Shippo
Mental Gridlock said:
Tell him to go on jeapordy. He should do awesome. Except you said he answered every question right, I don't know how he'd fare given only answers. But he should go on some quiz show for big bucks!
sorry i phrased it rong insted of right it should be *correct. And yes he would be good on jepordy
 
Right and correct mean the same thing, I meant you said he answered every QUESTION correct, but Jeopardy doesn't use questions, they use answers, so he could be screwed. It was just a lame attempt at a joke nevermind it!
 
BobG
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
110
80
honestrosewater said:
Ask him what women want. :biggrin:
That's too easy. Women want a man that can dilate his eyes at will.
 
611
1
honestrosewater said:
Ask him what women want. :biggrin:
money? :rolleyes:
 
arildno
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
Gold Member
Dearly Missed
9,946
130
BobG said:
That's too easy. Women want a man that can dilate his eyes at will.
Why should I bother to learn how to dilate my EYES at will? :confused:
Yet another example of the inscrutable female psyche..
 
Moonbear
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
11,349
51
BobG said:
That's too easy. Women want a man that can dilate his eyes at will.
An optometrist? Well, yeah, they do make good money and work regular hours; not a bad choice. :biggrin:
 

Related Threads for: My Dad answers every question right

  • Last Post
Replies
10
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
11
Views
5K
  • Last Post
Replies
12
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
12
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
9
Views
6K
Top