Fermi Questions C

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Re: Fermi Questions C

Post by John Richardsim » May 2nd, 2019, 9:43 am

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MoniqueCordon wrote:My reason for loving physics is different from most. Many of the people who answered here, as well as people that I talk to, say they love it because it explains so many phenomena. In college, I do basketball and read some interesting blogs about basketball. I combine study and sports, because I order my dissertation on Fermi questions here [spam link removed] not for the first time. If someone also enjoys sports in college, then write. Here is an example: So how do I get the diameter of the Earth.

1. the formula for a circle is 2 pi r, right? where r is the radius and pi is about 3
2. so 24000 mi = 2 x 3 x r = 6 x r

3. therefore 24000 mi / 6 = r = 4000 mi

4. the diameter of the earth is 2 x r = 8000 mi, where the diameter is 2 times the radius

5. 1 mi = 1.6 km so 8000 mi x 1.6 km/mi = 12800 km

(the correct answer is ~12742 km)
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » May 25th, 2019, 6:23 pm

I dunno if anyone's seen this but https://andrechek.com/projects/fermi

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Re: Fermi Questions C

Post by reddragon644 » June 24th, 2019, 3:46 pm

If only I had seen that earlier... seems fun lol.
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