How much do you know about Physics?

The science of physics affects our lives every day, from taking pictures with our phones to heating up our lunch. But how much do you know about physics? Take the quiz to find out & get a copy of The Physics Behind by Russ Swan to learn more.

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How much do you know about Physics?

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The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the biggest and most powerful machine in the world. What does it do?

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Smart phones now have the same processing power as the best supercomputers in the world at the turn of the century. Approximately how many calculations per second can a smart phone perform?

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The metre was defined in 1791 after an expedition lasting 7 years. Which of the following measurements determines the length of a metre?

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What is a modern certified mechanical chronometer?

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The most powerful weapon ever tested was a Russian hydrogen bomb called the Tsar. How many tonnes of TNT was its detonation equivalent to?

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Which of the following technologies uses microfluidics?

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Which of these everyday objects was not discovered accidentally?

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The Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis are displays of gas discharge in the atmosphere, caused by high-energy radiation from the sun, including sunspots and solar flares. Which gas produces the colour green?

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Where was the first magnetic levitation (maglev) train built?

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What is spectroscopy?

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Which of the following produce antimatter?

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