Let ε < 0.


F = – m a

Filed under: Science humor, Upper-division jokes — Travis @

A promising PhD candidate was presenting his thesis at his final examination, in front of his supervising professor, fellow physicists, and a mathematian. He proceeded with a derivation and ended up with like: F = -m a.

Embarassed, the student coughed nervously and said, “I seem to have made a slight error back there somewhere.”

The mathematician replied, “Either that or an odd number of them.”


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