## You might be a physics major if...

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### Re: You might be a physics major if...

doogly wrote:
I plan on rotating your cow, so you better give it nonzero dimension.

That sounds perverse

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BlackSails wrote:
doogly wrote:
I plan on rotating your cow, so you better give it nonzero dimension.

That sounds perverse

You think so, eh? There's a distinct possibility that you are a physics major.
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### Re: You might be a physics major if...

doogly wrote:
BlackSails wrote:
doogly wrote:
I plan on rotating your cow, so you better give it nonzero dimension.

That sounds perverse

You think so, eh? There's a distinct possibility that you are a physics major.

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BlackSails wrote:
doogly wrote:
BlackSails wrote:
doogly wrote:
I plan on rotating your cow, so you better give it nonzero dimension.

That sounds perverse

You think so, eh? There's a distinct possibility that you are a physics major.

Oh yeah? I caused your mom to be damped.
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Your mom and I are here on the root locus.
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PhantomPhanatic wrote:Your mom and I are here on the root locus.

Ok, I have a PhD in physics and I didn't get that one. You got some 'splainin' to do.

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PhantomPhanatic wrote:Your mom and I are here on the root locus.

Ok, I have a PhD in physics and I didn't get that one. You got some 'splainin' to do.

A system that has only imaginary values on the root locus are Lyapunov stable allowing the system to oscillate undamped for long periods of time (basically like an undamped spring-mass system). It also has the potential to get hot-and-heavy when a harmonic frequency is reached causing the oscillations to increase in amplitude......if ya catch my drift.....
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you get this joke
a neutron walks into a bar and asks how much a beer is, the bartender says "for you, no charge"

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a neutron walks into a bar and asks how much a beer is, the bartender says "for you, no charge"

Except that I've been hearing that since fifth grade. And even being a physics-interested youngster, I'd wager most people above...seventh grade or so would get it.
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ok fine ill post another
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YMBAPM if you carry around a pen and notebook for occassions when someone wonders out loud "I wonder how fast [object x] is going".
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You might be a physics major if you're a total nazi about the proper use of Speed / Velocity and Heat / Temperature.
I edit my posts a lot and sometimes the words wrong order words appear in sentences get messed up.

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You, sir, name? wrote:You might be a physics major if you're a total nazi about the proper use of Speed / Velocity and Heat / Temperature.

But I definitely made fun of the kiddies who tried to use "mass" as a verb in my lab. Silly little critters, the lot of em.
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YMBAPM if when someone says: "I weight 80Kg" you want to stab them.

Looking back, similar ones have been done.

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You may also just really like stabbing. It's a possibility.

It could even be both!
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YMBAPM...

...if you get pleasure in telling people that Big Macs have 576,000 calories in them.
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scikidus wrote:YMBAPM...

...if you get pleasure in telling people that Big Macs have 576,000 calories in them.

Using calories as a unit of measurement automatically makes you a chemist.

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BlackSails wrote:
scikidus wrote:YMBAPM...

...if you get pleasure in telling people that Big Macs have 576,000 calories in them.

Using calories as a unit of measurement automatically makes you a chemist.

Indeed. Physicist units are eV and J.
I edit my posts a lot and sometimes the words wrong order words appear in sentences get messed up.

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You, sir, name? wrote:
BlackSails wrote:
scikidus wrote:YMBAPM...

...if you get pleasure in telling people that Big Macs have 576,000 calories in them.

Using calories as a unit of measurement automatically makes you a chemist.

Indeed. Physicist units are eV and J.

Better yet, make all quantities dimensionless.
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doogly wrote:Better yet, make all quantities dimensionless.

Wouldn't that make you a mathematician?
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You are definitely not a physics major if you are defending a chemistry majors honour.
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You might be a Physics major if you know the Greek alphabet better than the Latin one.

On a side note, the margins of all my first-year Physics notes were covered in me practising new letters that I wasn't familiar with. Lowercase Phi, now there's one I spent a while on. And I still can't do a proper Alpha.

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Tautology wrote:You might be a Physics major if you know the Greek alphabet better than the Latin one.

On a side note, the margins of all my first-year Physics notes were covered in me practising new letters that I wasn't familiar with. Lowercase Phi, now there's one I spent a while on. And I still can't do a proper Alpha.

those are easy, try lowercase xi... My math prof used that as like every variable. Taking notes was horrendous.
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danpilon54 wrote:
Tautology wrote:You might be a Physics major if you know the Greek alphabet better than the Latin one.

On a side note, the margins of all my first-year Physics notes were covered in me practising new letters that I wasn't familiar with. Lowercase Phi, now there's one I spent a while on. And I still can't do a proper Alpha.

those are easy, try lowercase xi... My math prof used that as like every variable. Taking notes was horrendous.

Zeta's almost as bad as xi, just looks like a squiggly line but it's not, and some professors will write them like roh......lower case sigma is bad too. Always mistake my omegas for w's and upsilon tends to look too much like nu when I write it. So far I've used every Greek letter but omicron and iota (most likely because they resemble Latin letters too much).
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I've known people who just called zeta and xi squiggle one and squiggle two. I on the other hand was also a Classics major, so I revel in the use of Greek letters whenever possible.
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If I am ever a math/physics professor, whenever I have to use 2 variables I am going to use zeta and xi just to torture students. I can see it now, just a series of squiggles that's supposed to mean something...
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You might be a mathematical physicist if you ran out of greek letters and had to dip into the hebrew alphabet. (Aleph_n does not count)
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Certhas wrote:You might be a mathematical physicist if you ran out of greek letters and had to dip into the hebrew alphabet. (Aleph_n does not count)

"So if we allow gimmel prime to extend to vav sub 3, and divide the result into lamud, we find that resh cannot extend past taf."

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2012 Math textbook:
Page 1-4 different alphabets of the world
Page 5-32 Chinese ideograms
Page 33-40 Maya petroglyphs
Page 41-54 most common hieroglyphs
Page 55 Riemann functions
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Certhas wrote:You might be a mathematical physicist if you ran out of greek letters and had to dip into the hebrew alphabet. (Aleph_n does not count)

Yes, I had to do this in algebraic topology last year. This way I could have a1, a2, a3, b1, b2, b3, c1, c2, c3, alpha1, alpha2.... aleph1, aleph2.... gimmel3. It was my proudest moment in the class.
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when you say your yo-yo can defey gravity because its held up by string theory(AND IN SCIENCE GUESSES ARE CALLED THEORIES)

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Hypotheses, actually.
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When you get peeved by the common usage of theory vs. the scientific usage of the word theory.

Also, when you prefer to use the term "electric potential" instead of "voltage"
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hideki101 wrote:When you get peeved by the common usage of theory vs. the scientific usage of the word theory.

I think that applies to most sciences, especially Biology.
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hideki101 wrote:When you get peeved by the common usage of theory vs. the scientific usage of the word theory.

Also, when you prefer to use the term "electric potential" instead of "voltage"

Electric potential and voltage are different though. Voltage is a measure of the difference in electric potential between two points.

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Mitchell wrote:I think that applies to most sciences, especially Biology.

Yeah, I think the biologists get the brunt of it, having to deal with idiots who say evolution is "just a theory".

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BlackSails wrote:
hideki101 wrote:When you get peeved by the common usage of theory vs. the scientific usage of the word theory.

Also, when you prefer to use the term "electric potential" instead of "voltage"

Electric potential and voltage are different though. Voltage is a measure of the difference in electric potential between two points.

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Wow, I'm looking forward to my physics classes.

just so i can understand threads like this.

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whenever someone says ANYTHING related to heat, you go into a lengthy discussion about thermodynamics(holy fuck i actually spelled that right...)

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... you get this:

Two cats are sitting on a rough roof. Which one falls off first?

Spoiler:
The one with the smallest mew $\mu$