Parabolic BeautyFermi Questions

Column Editor: Larry Weinstein, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

 

2021

Question 1: Falling on a BMW; Question 2: Recycling contact lenses
The Physics Teacher 59, 727 (2021); https://doi.org/10.1119/10.0007415

Question 1: Chess moves; Question 2: Cat litter
The Physics Teacher 59, 669 (2021); https://doi.org/10.1119/10.0006930

Question 1: Rising water level; Question 2: Popping many pimples
The Physics Teacher 59, 583 (2021); https://doi.org/10.1119/10.0006469

Question 1: Cell phone gold; Question 2: Food for thought
The Physics Teacher 59, 509 (2021); https://doi.org/10.1119/10.0006147

Question 1: Box jump force; Question 2: Frisbee dogs
The Physics Teacher 59, 366 (2021); https://doi.org/10.1119/10.0004890

Question 1: Blooming trees; Question 2: Human energy
The Physics Teacher 59, 299 (2021); https://doi.org/10.1119/10.0004166

Question 1: Flat screens; Question 2: Volleyball travel
The Physics Teacher 59, 217 (2021); https://doi.org/10.1119/10.0003673

Question 1: Light bulb photons; Question 2: Light bulbs
The Physics Teacher 59, 141 (2021); https://doi.org/10.1119/10.0003477

Question 1: Water for energy; Question 2: Mask elastic
The Physics Teacher 59, 75 (2021); https://doi.org/10.1119/10.0003027

2020

Question 1: Basketball dribbling; Question 2: Honeybee fuel
The Physics Teacher 58, 683 (2020); https://doi.org/10.1119/10.0002747

Question 1: Human flight; Question 2: Arm flapping
The Physics Teacher 58, 599 (2020); https://doi.org/10.1119/10.0002389

Question 1: Coffee consumption; Question 2: Active volcanoes
The Physics Teacher 58, 521 (2020); https://doi.org/10.1119/10.0002080

Question 1: Lightning strikes; Question 2: Print a book
The Physics Teacher 58, 442 (2020); https://doi.org/10.1119/10.0001851

Question 1: Animal excrement; Question 2: Traffic signal power
The Physics Teacher 58, 363 (2020); https://doi.org/10.1119/1.5145541

Question 1: Body temperature; Question 2: Toilet paper
The Physics Teacher 58, 279 (2020); https://doi.org/10.1119/1.5145481

Question 1: Mountainous tides; Question 2: Nail clippings
The Physics Teacher 58, 217 (2020); https://doi.org/10.1119/1.5145424

Question 1: Plowing snow; Question 2: Wasted food
The Physics Teacher 58, 139 (2020); https://doi.org/10.1119/1.5144804

Question 1: Car flip; Question 2: A mole of people
The Physics Teacher 58, 69 (2020); https://doi.org/10.1119/1.5141981