Musings of a Physics Undergraduate
Newly out of high school,
I learn of science general.
E may equal emcee squared,
But just how much do I care?
Needing more and more ink,
While they spark interest,
Shall subtract from my rest.
I need some insight.
For me, my career,
Decisions are near.
Think of graduate school.
But which special subject
Deserves devotion abject?
Try to attain the speed of light
each time you take flight,
you will find, to your dismay,
your hat will flutter away.
I of t equals
C times d v by d t
Ohms times the current across
d i by d t times L
For an inductor.
Oh Dear Bernoulli, how could you know?
The heights we would soar to using laminar flow.
And Mr. Nobel, imagine what you'd have seen,
funded on the backs of your tri-nitro-toluene.
Can you guess, can you see,
that what we study and measure,
Is oddly put to use and made a great treasure?
Losing your lover while at Alamo.
Mr. Curie and what of your wife?
Destroyed by the study that consumed her life.
We toil and sweat over numerous equations,
Wrecking our homes and destroying the nations.
And so I shall ask you as you go
"What shall I study? What should I know
The Physics Alphabet
A is for Ampere, which makes quite good sense;
B is for Mag Field, and now I get tense.
C is for Speed, of light, oh so hectic;
D is for Moment, of dipoles electric.
e is a Base, our natural friend;
F is Momentum (see reference at end).
G is for Function, when "f" just won't fly;
h is Planck's Constant, which we often times by.
I is for Current, the charges all run;
J is for Bessel, his Function, such fun!
K is Potassium (some ChemPhys content);
L is Momentum, in an angular bent.
M is for Spin, when its subscript is "s";
N is for Number - which works, I confess!
O is the Empty Set (okay, so that's math);
P is Momentum, on a linear path.
Q is for Heat, to warm the cold night;
R is the Gas Constant, which I never get right.
S is for Entropy, its value we need;
T is for Energy, of the kinetic breed.
U is more Energy, potential this time;
V's also potential... I can't think of a rhyme!
W is for Tungsten (one last ChemPhys fling);
X is for, well, just about anything!
Y is for hmmmm young modulus
Z is for Charge, bringing up the behind.
i can travel very fast at rate of one sec per sec