Bohr’s barometer

One of our Y4 Maths and Physics students, Ben Snow, has pointed me towards the story of a cocky student, a physics exam and a barometer. It’s probably safe to say that the story is apocryphal — or in other words, it almost certainly isn’t true, but it certainly ought to be.

Ben was concerned that the story might not be suitable for DoF as it’s about a physicist rather than a mathematician — but in my book, being a sneaky problem-solver is just as important for the one as it is for the other…

(By the way, please don’t feel inspired by this story to try something similar in your own exams unless you’re very, very sure of your ground!)


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