The Yale Monthly Physics Challenge

February 27, 2012

The Yale undergraduate student to submit the most elegant (as determined by the judges) and correct solution to the following problem will win an official Yale Physics Department mug with their initials sandblasted onto it.

Submit answers on paper to Sarah Compton in the business office or via email to:

The winner will be announced at the end of the month and the solutions posted in the bulletin board near the undergraduate labs in Sloane.

A printable version of this problem can be obtained by requesting it by email from the above address.


P.S. You may work on it together, but only one mug will be awarded. Entries from outside Yale will not be considered.