Solutions to Last Week’s Riddle (1) Knowing there are 3 children and the product is 72 we can list every combination of products that give us 72 (I’ll leave that to you). Since the sum of the ages of the children is not enough information, we know that there must […]

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### A few Riddles for your weekend… or life if you’re not good at math and no one gives you the solutions…

One summer eve two Physicists, Pauli and Heisenberg, are talking. Pauli points out the peculiar case that all three of his children have the same birthday, but weren’t necessarily born in the same year. Heisenberg asks their ages. Pauli replies, “The product of their ages is 72.” Needing more information […]

### Hate Physics? Inconceivable!

“I hate Physics” is said far too often in an introductory physics course. If you’re solving for the probability of transitioning from the 1S to the 2P state of the Hydrogen atom in a time dependent electric field then that statement may be warranted. But kinematics? Newton’s laws? How can […]