February 11th, 2008

mathmo

University Challenge again

PAXMAN: A capital letter G is the symbol for the gravitational constant. Which constant is represented by a lowercase g and is equivalent to 9.80665 metres per second per second?
MCKAY: Acceleration due to gravity.
PAXMAN: No it's acceleration of free fall.

They didn't exactly need the points in the end (they won 305–155), but still.