- Problem 1 with hints
- Problem 1 with extended hints
- Problem 1 with even more hints
- Problem 1 with very many hints
The best solutoin awards [bonus factor exp(1/3)] goes to all those who managed to find an exact solution:
Cem Arda Tepe together with Artun Bayer (total points will be divided by 2.) This exact solution deviates from what I had in mind, and is based on a research paper (cited properly). What is noteworthy is that the answer is actually precise and not dependent on the assumption L>>r.
Apart from these, here is a minimalistic solution (non-exact estimate) by Kaarel Hänni (this earns him a bonus factor of 1.1)