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Andromeda321
2004-Nov-19, 11:54 PM
Hey all,
So I write for the humor magazine on campus and just finished my latest contribution for the next issue. I think some of you might like reading it so enjoy! Fyi, P121 is short for Physics 121 which is the physics class all the engineering/physics majors take hereabouts.

Rime of the Physics Student

Itís late at night, my mind is weary,
Eyes are bloodshot, visionís bleary,
I know not what Iím really thinking,
My sanityís surely winking.
Yet I stay up for I am not done,
With homework for P121.

My mindís back from temporary lull,
And contemplates a bouncing ball,
Then reason shouts out, with great diction,
ďIdiot! You forgot friction!Ē
So I cross out numbers written there
And hang my head in great despair.

I am at a loss and panicked too
Because I donít know what to do!
I factor out ďt,Ē I integrate,
But the mistakes do not abate.
I feel like a failure and a foolÖ
Whatís life like in the business school?

But I see through that confusing mist,
After all Iím a physicist!
I know the movements of block and book
Using Laws from Newton and Hooke,
I know a bowling ballís energy
Based on its squared velocity.

I now see myself years down the line
Where physics glory is all mine,
The secret of dark matter I know
Having found the neutrelino.
My proof is so clear and itís so bold
I win myself some Swedish gold!

But as I start my acceptance speech,
I hear a harshly ringing screech.
A startling thought to my mind does creep:
Oh my God Iíve fallen asleep!
Itís eight in the morn, not late at one
And my damned homeworkís still not done!

I stare at my paper with a frown
And jot some garbled numbers down,
And before I can think any more
Itís in my bag; Iím out the door,
And as Iím walking I pray my best
That problem wonít be on the test!

Doe, John
2004-Nov-20, 12:19 AM
:lol: :lol: :lol: =D> =D>

AT
2004-Nov-20, 12:35 AM
Well, I can surely relate.

George
2004-Nov-20, 01:44 AM
Cool 8) . Nice account of homework. Will there be sequel after the test? :)

mickal555
2004-Nov-20, 03:31 AM
Thats great =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
I was actully thinking of doing phyics once I left school but
oh oh.......

Andromeda321
2004-Nov-22, 10:00 PM
Thanks all. :)
I'd just like to say I gave a copy to my physics prof today and I think he now thinks I'm a slightly odd indavidual. But I've heard also he's thinking it's potential door material, which we all know is a hard medium to land a spot on. Woohoo!

SpaceTrekkie
2004-Nov-22, 10:35 PM
Thanks all. :)
I'd just like to say I gave a copy to my physics prof today and I think he now thinks I'm a slightly odd indavidual.

was there ever any doubt? :wink: :wink:

That is really good!

-ST

George
2004-Nov-22, 10:47 PM
Thanks all. :)
I'd just like to say I gave a copy to my physics prof today and I think he now thinks I'm a slightly odd indavidual.
Duh, and he hasn't even logged on here 'Ill bet? :wink: At least you are still out-running your shyness. [ That probably came just before they placed you in the hospital nursery. :) ]

Nice going Andromeda. (I have 3 daughters 23 yrs. and down, so I enjoy your posts:) )

sts60
2004-Nov-23, 06:44 PM
Andromeda,

=D> =D> =D>

That takes me back (a little further back than I'd like!), and is worthy material for Physics dept. doors across the nation, and, once translated, globally...

"Neutrelino". I like it. :P

PyroFreak
2004-Nov-23, 06:58 PM
Well done. I think that explains the feelings many of us have. It also reminds me of the dynamics homework I'm going to due late night Sunday after Thanksgiving break. There should be a name for homework procrastinators like us, oh wait, there is......its "engineering major", and "physics major".

Andromeda321
2004-Nov-23, 07:26 PM
"Neutrelino". I like it. :P
Yay, someone finally does! Everyone I've shown the poem to so far has said "it's cool but don't you mean neutrino?"
#-o

George
2004-Nov-24, 02:30 AM
"Neutrelino". I like it. :P
Yay, someone finally does! Everyone I've shown the poem to so far has said "it's cool but don't you mean neutrino?"
#-o

Hmmm. Maybe a neutrolino and an axiom (ok, axion) would have helped. :)

Here's some homework (if I may impose) and don't wait till the night before Christmas when all through [the] board, the members were restless, amassed in hoard, to hear from their poet a Christmas treat, grandiloquent yet elegant, vivacious yet neat. [Is that enough hint?] :wink: :D

Andromeda321
2004-Nov-24, 03:51 AM
Yep, it's enough of one and a very good idea it is! I'll see if there's anything more then potential this weekend... :wink: