2017 HSNCT discussion

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Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

Postby AGoodMan » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:33 pm

Where was the power mark on the Crete tossup?
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Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

Postby AGoodMan » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:46 pm

Sorry to double post, but if I listened to the podcast correctly, the Hebrews bonus in Round 4 says that it is a Pauline epistle? My understanding is that the authorship of Hebrews is generally considered to be unknown.
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Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

Postby Important Bird Area » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:56 pm

AGoodMan wrote:Where was the power mark on the Crete tossup?


2017 HSNCT round 2 wrote:One king of this realm, who was killed on Rhodes by his son Althaemenes when he was mistaken for a pirate, was Catreus. Invaders of this realm were warded off by boulders thrown by a bronze automaton. While trying to escape from this (*) island, a boy died when the wax on his wings melted. An intricate structure on this island was built by Daedalus to house the Minotaur. For 10 points—what island contained the Labyrinth?
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Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

Postby Important Bird Area » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:17 pm

AGoodMan wrote:Sorry to double post, but if I listened to the podcast correctly, the Hebrews bonus in Round 4 says that it is a Pauline epistle? My understanding is that the authorship of Hebrews is generally considered to be unknown.


This was indeed a mistake, and I have updated the text of the question in our records.
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Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

Postby dni » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:50 pm

Late but, can I see the tossups on Debye and Hamiltonian?

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Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

Postby Important Bird Area » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:04 pm

2017 HSNCT round 21 wrote:This scientist integrated over a continuous spectrum of phonon modes up to his namesake cutoff frequency, finding a temperature-cubed dependence that improved upon the Einstein and Dulong-Petit models of specific heat. A quantity named for this man has units of (*) statcoulomb-centimeters and measures a system's separation of charges. For 10 points—what Dutch physicist gave his name to a unit of electric dipole moment?


2017 HSNCT round 18 wrote:The presence of one of these constructs can be determined using Fleischner's theorem. The problem of finding these constructs was introduced in their namesake's Icosian game in 1857, and is NP-complete. A closed (*) knight's tour is an example of this kind of thing, and the traveling salesman problem seeks the shortest possible example of one. For 10 points—name these "cycles" on a graph that visit each vertex.

answer: Hamiltonian cycles (or Hamiltonian circuits; accept just Hamiltonian after "cycles"; do not accept or prompt on answers that use "path" or "walk" in place of "cycle" or "circuit"; do not accept or prompt on answers containing "Euler" or "Eulerian")
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