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Fun and Games: September 6

September 6, 2011
Joke of the Week: Educational Jargon

Problem of the Week: GPS Receivers

Each week, we present a surveying problem for you to solve from the third edition of “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (formerly "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems"), some jokes, trivia or other amusing items and a cool link to brighten your day. If you have a joke or link you would like to share, please submit it to fujiwaras@bnpmedia.com.

Joke of the Week

An elementary school teacher, well versed in educational jargon, asked for a small allotment of money for "behavior modification reinforcers."

The principal saw the item and asked, "what in heaven's name is that?"

"Lollipops," the teacher explained.

Source: www.justcleanjokes.com

Problem of the Week

Which of the following are some of the major sources of error in GPS measurement that may be attributed to the GPS receiver?

(A) broadcast ephemeris error

(B) multipath

(C) quartz crystal clock biases

(D) both B and C

This is problem 21 (11-3) from the NEW third edition of “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (formerly "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems"). Reprinted with permission from “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (2008 Professional Publications Inc.). For details on this and other FLS exam-prep books, call 800/426-1178 or visit www.ppi2pass.com.

For answers - www.pobonline.com/Articles/Fun_Games_Answers