# Help with Science Riddle

• November 14th, 2018, 03:30 AM
eagle
Help with Science Riddle
Combining Andre's current, once realised
To Allessandros's potential, once energised
Will, on the right day, render you a prize
If young Georg's current rule is then applied

Should be a 4 digit number?
• November 14th, 2018, 07:54 AM
exchemist
Quote:

Originally Posted by eagle
Combining Andre's current, once realised
To Allessandros's potential, once energised
Will, on the right day, render you a prize
If young Georg's current rule is then applied

Should be a 4 digit number?

These are partial first names of Ampere, Volta and Ohm respectively, but the only current rule I know is Kirchhoff's and he was a Gustav.

But then I was never much good at crossword clues. Is it just a roundabout statement of V/i =R? Surely not.
• November 15th, 2018, 11:38 AM
eagle
Quote:

Originally Posted by exchemist
Quote:

Originally Posted by eagle
Combining Andre's current, once realised
To Allessandros's potential, once energised
Will, on the right day, render you a prize
If young Georg's current rule is then applied

Should be a 4 digit number?

These are partial first names of Ampere, Volta and Ohm respectively, but the only current rule I know is Kirchhoff's and he was a Gustav.

But then I was never much good at crossword clues. Is it just a roundabout statement of V/i =R? Surely not.

That's what I thought, I can't get my head around it
• November 15th, 2018, 12:17 PM
Janus
My guess would be Watt.
IE = P
Ohm's law
IR = E

which means
I^2R = P
or
V^2/R =P
• November 15th, 2018, 03:23 PM
PhDemon
I thought that too, but the OP says the answer is a 4 digit number not a word...
• November 15th, 2018, 03:59 PM
exchemist
Quote:

Originally Posted by Janus
My guess would be Watt.
IE = P
Ohm's law
IR = E

which means
I^2R = P
or
V^2/R =P

Ah yes I think that must be it - and re PhDemon's comment, someone has confusingly said "digits" when they mean "characters".
• November 16th, 2018, 11:59 AM
eagle
Thanks for your help, but it's definitely a 4 digit number to unlock a safe.
• November 17th, 2018, 01:49 PM
Paleoichneum
that being so, we are missing other data it seems....
• December 24th, 2018, 12:14 PM
zinjanthropos
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Originally Posted by eagle
definitely a 4 digit number to unlock a safe.

Coincidentally, Ohm's father was a locksmith.

Not sure when the verse was written but the line, 'Will, on the right day...' made me think of Human Rights Day which is celebrated every 10 Dec. (since 1948). That may represent the number 10 or 10/12 (10th of 12th) for all I know. Seemed like a strange line for a science puzzle. Alas I wouldn't know where to plug the number in anyway. The two word combination "young Georg" also seems strange to me and even the word 'rule' which could also precede a length of time in power appears ambiguous. Maybe you need to be a historian to do this.