The Challenge (originally known as Road Rules: All Stars, followed by Real World/Road Rules Challenge and occasionally known as The Real World/Road Rules Challenge during this time), is a reality competition show on MTV that is spun off from two of the network's reality shows, The Real World and Road Rules. Originally featuring alumni from these two shows, casting for The Challenge has slowly expanded to include contestants who debuted on The Challenge itself, alumni from other MTV franchises including Are You the One?, Ex on the Beach (Brazil, UK and US), Geordie Shore and from other non-MTV shows. The contestants compete against one another in various extreme challenges to avoid elimination. The winners of the final challenge win the competition and share a large cash prize. The Challenge is currently hosted by T. J. Lavin.
The series premiered on June 1, 1998. The show was originally titled Road Rules: All Stars (in which notable Real World alumni participated in a Road Rules style road-trip). It was renamed Real World/Road Rules Challenge for the 2nd season, then later abridged to simply The Challenge by the show's 19th season.
Since the fourth season, each season has supplied the show with a unique subtitle, such as Rivals. Each season consists of a format and theme whereby the subtitle is derived. The show's most recent season, Double Agents, premiered on December 9, 2020. A new special limited-series, titled The Challenge: All Stars premiered on April 1, 2021 on the Paramount+ streaming service.
Trying this out for fun, and seeing if people find this stimulating or not. Feedback appreciated! There's only 3 problems, but I hope you'll get a kick out of them. Have fun!
1. Springey Thingies:
Two damped, unforced springs are weakly coupled and obey the following equations of motion...
Time for our new winter challenge! This time our challenge has also two Computer Science related questions and a separate section with five High School math problems. Enjoy!
Rules:
a) In order for a solution to count, a full derivation or proof must be given. Answers with no proof will be...
Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it today!
Rules:
a) In order for a solution to count, a full derivation or proof must be given. Answers with no proof will be ignored. Solutions will be posted around 15th of the following month.
b) It is fine to use nontrivial results without proof as long...
Summer is coming and brings a new intermediate math challenge! Enjoy! If you find the problems difficult to solve don't be disappointed! Just check our other basic level math challenge thread!
RULES:
1) In order for a solution to count, a full derivation or proof must be given. Answers with no...
Summer is coming and brings a new basic math challenge! Enjoy! For more advanced problems you can check our other intermediate level math challenge thread!
RULES:
1) In order for a solution to count, a full derivation or proof must be given. Answers with no proof will be ignored. Solutions will...
It's time for a basic math challenge! For more advanced problems you can check our other intermediate level math challenge thread!
RULES:
1) In order for a solution to count, a full derivation or proof must be given. Answers with no proof will be ignored.
2) It is fine to use nontrivial results...
We, a small group of currently four members, want to try a new version of the math-challenges-threads once a month. It turned out to be not as easy as we thought, to find good problems. So what we've gathered are ten questions on "B" level and ten on "I" level for May, and plan to do the same...
Submitted by: @QuantumQuest
Challenge Level: High School
RULES:
1) In order for a solution to count, a full derivation or proof must be given. Answers with no proof will be ignored.
2) It is fine to use nontrivial results without proof as long as you cite them and as long as it is "common...
Submitted and judged by: @QuantumQuest
Solution credit awarded to: @ddddd28
RULES:
1) In order for a solution to count, a full derivation or proof must be given. Answers with no proof will be ignored.
2) It is fine to use nontrivial results without proof as long as you cite them and as long as...
I have a reversible chemical reaction described by the balanced equation: ##aA+bB=cC+dD##. I devise a reversible process to take a closed system containing these species (and its surroundings) from thermodynamic equilibrium state 1 to thermodynamic equilibrium state 2:
State 1: a moles of...
Submitted and judged by: @QuantumQuest
Solution credit: @MAGNIBORO
RULES:
1) In order for a solution to count, a full derivation or proof must be given. Answers with no proof will be ignored.
2) It is fine to use nontrivial results without proof as long as you cite them and as long as it is...
Submitted and Judged by @QuantumQuest
Solution credited to: @TSny
RULES:
1) In order for a solution to count, a full derivation or proof must be given. Answers with no proof will be ignored.
2) It is fine to use nontrivial results without proof as long as you cite them and as long as it is...
Submitted and judged by: @Erland
Solution Credit: @SSequence for 2a, 2B, C, D
RULES:
1) In order for a solution to count, a full derivation or proof must be given. Answers with no proof will be ignored.
2) It is fine to use nontrivial results without proof as long as you cite them and as long...
Submitted by @Erland
Solution Credit: @mfb
RULES:
1) In order for a solution to count, a full derivation or proof must be given. Answers with no proof will be ignored.
2) It is fine to use nontrivial results without proof as long as you cite them and as long as it is "common knowledge to all...
Hey all, I have a unit test tomorrow on Gravitational and Electric Fields. If you have any good practice questions for Grade 12 University level please leave them below! :)
In my class we've learned gravitational force, gravitational field strength and orbits (omit geosynchronous) as well as...
Time for the october challenge! This time a lot of people sent me suggestions for challenges. I wish to thank them a lot! If you think of a good challenge that could be included here, don't hesitate to send me!
Ranking [and previous challenges] here...
September, schools restart, summer ends, but a new challenge is here:
Ranking here: https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/micromass-big-challenge-ranking.879070/
RULES:
1) In order for a solution to count, a full derivation or proof must be given. Answers with no proof will be ignored.
2) It...
August is already well underway, so time for some nice challenges! This thread contains both challenges for high schoolers and college freshmen, and for more advanced people. Also some previously unsolved challenges are omitted.
Ranking here...
Homework Statement
You have been employed but(sic) the Mathematics Football League (MFL) to design a football. Using the volume of revolution technique, your football design must have a capacity of 5L ± 100mL. You must present a statement considering the brief below. Just a quick side note, I...
Here is a thread of challenges made especially for high school students and first year university students. All the following problems can be solved with algebra, trigonometry, analytic geometry, precalculus and single-variable calculus. That does not mean that the question are all easy.
For...
Summer, July, hot weather: every reason is good enough for some new challenge questions.
NEW: ranking can be found here: https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/micromass-big-challenge-ranking.879070/
For high school and first year university students, there is a special challenge thread for you...
List of challenges:
Integral Challenge: https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/micromass-big-integral-challenge.867904/
Counterexample Challenge: https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/micromass-big-counterexample-challenge.869194/
Counterexample Challenge 2...
In this thread, I present a few challenging problems from all kinds of mathematical disciplines.
RULES:
In order for a solution to count, a full derivation or proof must be given. Answers with no proof will be ignored.
It is fine to use nontrivial results without proof as long as you cite...
We had integrals, so we have to have series as well. Here are 10 easy to difficult series and infinite products. Up to you to find out the exact sum.
Rules:
The answer must be a finite expression. The only expressions allowed are integers written in base 10, the elementary arithmetic...
Probability theory is very nice. It contains many questions which are very easy to state, but not so easily solved. Let's see if you can solve these questions.
For an answer to count, not only the answer must be given but also a detailed explanation.
Any use of outside sources is allowed, but...
And we continue our parade of counterexamples! Most of them are again in the field of real analysis, but I put some other stuff in there as well.
This time the format is a bit different. We present 10 statements that are all of the nature ##P## if and only if ##Q##. As it turns out, only one of...
Well, the last thread of counterexamples was pretty fun. So why not do it again! Again, I present you a list with 10 mathematical statements. The only rub now is that only ##9## are false, thus one of the statements is true. Provide a counterexample to the false statements and a proof for the...
I adore counterexamples. They're one of the most beautiful things about math: a clevery found ugly counterexample to a plausible claim. Below I have listed 10 statements about basic analysis which are all false. Your job is to find the correct counterexample. Some are easy, some are not so easy...
Integrals are pretty interesting, and there are a lot of different methods to solve them. In this thread, I will give as a challenge 10 integrals. Here are the rules:
For a solution to count, the answer must not only be correct, but a detailed solution must also be given.
A correct answer...
Homework Statement
A solid cube of side ##l = r*pi/2## and of uniform density is placed on the highest point of a cylinder of radius ##r## as shown in the attached figure. If the cylinder is sufficiently rough that no sliding occurs, calculate the full range of the angle through which the block...