« More cute animal action - IV | Main | Rachmaninoff's big hands »

March 10, 2007

Depends on your assumptions

The professor had the following as an extra credit question on an exam:

An age-old question is "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?" Answer that question given the following:

Each angel requires an area equal to a circle with a diameter the size of a gold atom in which to dance.

The pin in question has a head which is a circular plane with a diameter of 0.5 mm.

Make any other assumptions necessary to solve the problem.

The professor was sorry to admit that he had to give full credit to the following answer:

I assume that angels do not exist. The answer is 0.

Posted by joke du jour at March 10, 2007 12:50 PM

« More cute animal action - IV | Main | Rachmaninoff's big hands »

Trackback Pings

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://crainium.net/ajw-mt/mt-tb.fcgi/1234

Comments

Post a comment




Remember Me?

(you may use HTML tags for style)

Send this to a friend

E-mail this entry to:


Your e-mail address:


Message (optional):