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Fermi Questions C

Postby Adi1008 » August 4th, 2018, 11:28 pm

Fermi Questions C: Teams provide answers to a series of Fermi Questions, which are science-related questions that seek fast, rough estimates of a quantity which is either difficult or impossible to measure directly.

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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby Name » September 11th, 2018, 9:52 pm

http://www.fermiquestions.com/play has seemed to stop working, anyone else have this problem?

If it did rip, it was probably one of the best beginning resources out there for fermi...
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » September 12th, 2018, 1:06 pm

Name wrote:http://www.fermiquestions.com/play has seemed to stop working, anyone else have this problem?

If it did rip, it was probably one of the best beginning resources out there for fermi...

Looks like it is... Hopefully, it's temporary.

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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby TheChiScientist » September 12th, 2018, 5:47 pm

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
Name wrote:http://www.fermiquestions.com/play has seemed to stop working, anyone else have this problem?

If it did rip, it was probably one of the best beginning resources out there for fermi...

Looks like it is... Hopefully, it's temporary.

Looks like its been taken over... :(
(Why do I suspect the Russians did it...)
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » September 12th, 2018, 5:52 pm

TheChiScientist wrote:
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
Name wrote:http://www.fermiquestions.com/play has seemed to stop working, anyone else have this problem?

If it did rip, it was probably one of the best beginning resources out there for fermi...

Looks like it is... Hopefully, it's temporary.

Looks like its been taken over... :(
(Why do I suspect the Russians did it...)

Yep, looks like the domain expired. Anyone know if the code was online somewhere?

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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby TheChiScientist » September 12th, 2018, 6:09 pm

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
TheChiScientist wrote:
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:Looks like it is... Hopefully, it's temporary.

Looks like its been taken over... :(
(Why do I suspect the Russians did it...)

Yep, looks like the domain expired. Anyone know if the code was online somewhere?

Not from what I am aware... Welp rip Fermi Studying. :(
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby Name » September 12th, 2018, 6:25 pm

TheChiScientist wrote:Not from what I am aware... Welp rip Fermi Studying. :(


I mean the sites a good place to start, but using invite tests or tests here in the test exchange would probably be a better way to study once you understand the basics
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby TheChiScientist » September 12th, 2018, 6:27 pm

Name wrote:
TheChiScientist wrote:Not from what I am aware... Welp rip Fermi Studying. :(


I mean the sites a good place to start, but using invite tests or tests here in the test exchange would probably be a better way to study once you understand the basics

Let me restate that. Rip mobile Fermi Studying. :( :( :(
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » September 13th, 2018, 12:36 pm

Name wrote:
TheChiScientist wrote:Not from what I am aware... Welp rip Fermi Studying. :(


I mean the sites a good place to start, but using invite tests or tests here in the test exchange would probably be a better way to study once you understand the basics

Looks like I'm doomed.

But seriously, is there a better use of time than looking at Wikipedia order of magnitude pages? How'd you guys start out?

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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby Name » September 13th, 2018, 1:52 pm

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
Name wrote:
TheChiScientist wrote:Not from what I am aware... Welp rip Fermi Studying. :(


I mean the sites a good place to start, but using invite tests or tests here in the test exchange would probably be a better way to study once you understand the basics

Looks like I'm doomed.

But seriously, is there a better use of time than looking at Wikipedia order of magnitude pages? How'd you guys start out?


I initially started with the Fermi site (rip), and kinda studied together with someone who had a better understanding and could explain a few things that I didn't get. When I got some Fermi tests, I took them, and you should find out what you did wrong and figure out how to get the correct answers (with a calculator and google basically just to understand the process of it) and memorize the information you didn't know. Just keep taking tests and note what you did wrong so next time you (hopefully) won't make the same mistake
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby Unome » September 13th, 2018, 1:57 pm

Name wrote:
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
Name wrote:
I mean the sites a good place to start, but using invite tests or tests here in the test exchange would probably be a better way to study once you understand the basics

Looks like I'm doomed.

But seriously, is there a better use of time than looking at Wikipedia order of magnitude pages? How'd you guys start out?


I initially started with the Fermi site (rip), and kinda studied together with someone who had a better understanding and could explain a few things that I didn't get. When I got some Fermi tests, I took them, and you should find out what you did wrong and figure out how to get the correct answers (with a calculator and google basically just to understand the process of it) and memorize the information you didn't know. Just keep taking tests and note what you did wrong so next time you (hopefully) won't make the same mistake

Multiple thousands of test questions is the way to go.
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby TheChiScientist » September 13th, 2018, 3:17 pm

Unome wrote:
Name wrote:
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:Looks like I'm doomed.

But seriously, is there a better use of time than looking at Wikipedia order of magnitude pages? How'd you guys start out?


I initially started with the Fermi site (rip), and kinda studied together with someone who had a better understanding and could explain a few things that I didn't get. When I got some Fermi tests, I took them, and you should find out what you did wrong and figure out how to get the correct answers (with a calculator and google basically just to understand the process of it) and memorize the information you didn't know. Just keep taking tests and note what you did wrong so next time you (hopefully) won't make the same mistake

Multiple thousands of test questions is the way to go.

^This is what you do. I would start off by studying the powers (Billion, Trillion etc.) and from there study common facts such as the mass of the sun, values of lightyears, milliseconds etc.
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby Jacobi » September 20th, 2018, 2:43 pm

TheChiScientist wrote:
Unome wrote:
Name wrote:
I initially started with the Fermi site (rip), and kinda studied together with someone who had a better understanding and could explain a few things that I didn't get. When I got some Fermi tests, I took them, and you should find out what you did wrong and figure out how to get the correct answers (with a calculator and google basically just to understand the process of it) and memorize the information you didn't know. Just keep taking tests and note what you did wrong so next time you (hopefully) won't make the same mistake

Multiple thousands of test questions is the way to go.

^This is what you do. I would start off by studying the powers (Billion, Trillion etc.) and from there study common facts such as the mass of the sun, values of lightyears, milliseconds etc.


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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby John Richardsim » September 20th, 2018, 5:07 pm

Jacobi wrote:
TheChiScientist wrote:
Unome wrote:Multiple thousands of test questions is the way to go.

^This is what you do. I would start off by studying the powers (Billion, Trillion etc.) and from there study common facts such as the mass of the sun, values of lightyears, milliseconds etc.


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Heyo! Thanks for reminding me. Here are a couple of sets that I put together last year:
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Random values and stuff

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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby jlordhe » September 20th, 2018, 7:04 pm

I can confirm that the site no longer works and I'm probably going to do Fermi Questions
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