A Weblog monitoring coverage of environmental issues and science in the UK media. By Professor Emeritus Philip Stott. The aim is to assess whether a subject is being fairly covered by press, radio, and television. Above all, the Weblog will focus on science, but not just on poor science. It will also bring to public notice good science that is being ignored because it may be politically inconvenient.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

E = MC2.....

A cricket ball is hit directly upwards at a speed of 20 m-s. The height, (h), of the cricket ball above the ground after (t) seconds is given by the equation:

h = 20t - 5t2

The cricket ball will hit the ground when the value of h = 0.

Formulate, and solve, a quadratic equation to determine when the cricket ball will hit the ground.....

"No need, cobber! Warnie dropped it!"

This is termed the Pietersen Effect (Pe) [also known as the Flintoff Factor (Ff)], and it can be calculated as follows:

Pe = Ssc[1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + (62)] + Wdc + Bn + Unh - [c x 4x]

where: Ssc = Pietersen scoring strokes; Wdc = number of Warneian dropped catches; Bn = number of Leeian no balls; Unh = number of nhowzats; and, c = the couldn't care 4x constant.

Philip, "Yep! We won! For once we didn't make an 'ash of it. Time for a glass of Billabong 2001?"

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