December 23, 2005

physics group axioms

to take a little reprieve from application/thesis madness, i’m flashing back to a simpler time. a time when freshman-physics was my occupation. when many a long night was spent with friends on sets of then impossible problems (quaint in hindsight). in the course of our collaboration it became clear that we were operating under our own set of logical rules. to the best of my remembrance, these are them:

1. complicated math that yields the wrong answer can be corrected by writing the word “algebra,” followed by the solution to the problem.

2. “maple” can be substituted in the case of integrals.

3. eva’s mom may have been, in all seriousness, an actual prostitute at some point.
3a. sub-axiom: repeatedly pointing this out may negatively affect the interpersonal relationships of the group and/or the quality of our work
4. michney’s total inability to explain anything has nothing to do with whether or not he’s right.
5. transferring work from scrap and envelopes to clean sheets of paper is a luxury reserved for people who didn’t stay up until 2:30.