Joke of the Week: What Was the Problem Before?

Problem of the Week: Astronomical Coordinate Systems

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 zielinskil@bnpmedia.com.

Joke of the Week: What Was the Problem Before?

Taxiing down the tarmac, the jetliner abruptly stopped, turned around and returned to the gate.

After an hour-long wait, it finally took off.

A concerned passenger asked the flight attendant, "What was the problem?"

"The pilot was bothered by a noise he heard in the engine," explained the flight attendant, "and it took us a while to find a new pilot."

Source: www.ahajokes.com

Problem of the Week: Astronomical Coordinate Systems

The spherical triangle known as the PZS triangle has sides that are segments of three great circles. Which two of those great circles intersect at the star?

(A) the prime vertical and the celestial equator

(B) the hour circle and the horizon

(C) the equinoctial colure and the celestial equator

(C) the hour circle and the vertical circle

This is problem 1 (4-1) 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