2009年07月10日 16:45 [Edit]
気圧計による高度な高度計測 by whom?
- ある物理学生の回答 「気圧計を用いて，高い建物の高さを決定することができることを示しなさい」
I've read it several times but I cannot find any reputable sources to support this. One of my professors with whom I took the History of Math was fond of saying "Is it true? Probably not, but it's a good story, and good stories are so much fun to tell.
It isn't true. The story was first mentioned in Reader's Digest in 1958. Although the story is supposedly real, it wasn't Neil Bohr who said it.
それでは誰かというと、Alexander Calandra という人だったようです。snopes.com: The Barometer Problem
Origins: The earliest account of the "barometer" legend we've found so far comes from a 1958 Reader's Digest collection, and the tale is usually identified as being the invention of
Dr. AlexanderCalandra, who included a first-person account of it in a 1961 textbook (The Teaching of Elementary Science of Mathematics) and published it as an article in Saturday Review in 1968. The various responses mentioned in the legend have also been included in lists of supposedly "real" answers given by physics students when confronted by this same question. (One such list was submitted to the periodical Current Science by Dr. Calandrahimself.) Whether a real incident was the basis for Dr. Calandra'screation of this parable is unknown.
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