Physics Brainteasers

Try your hand at some fun Physics brainteasers set by St John’s Physics Tutor Professor Tony Weidberg

Q: Explain how many high tides would be observed per day at a given point on the Earth.

Click here for the answer.

Q: In a popular science article on nuclear fusion it was claimed that two parallel electron beams could attract each other, i.e. be self-focussing. Is this claim valid?

Click here for the answer.

 

Teachers we want to hear from you too if you want to get involved and set some questions of your own – email inspire@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

 

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