Re: UK science answers

From: bob_miller (
Date: Tue May 06 2003 - 19:08:08 EDT

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    Hi Gary,
    What goes 'round comes 'round. I first heard this story in my college
    physics class about 1958.

    > This is apparently one of Magnus Magnusson's favourite after-dinner
    stories, but originally came
    > from the "Engineers Weekly" of Denmark, and illustrates the virtues - and
    pitfalls - of "thinking for
    > oneself". It concerns the following question in a physics degree exam at
    the University of Copenhagen:
    > "Describe how to determine the height of a skyscraper with a barometer."

    Bob Miller

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