Mathematical Gym Graffiti?

  • MikeW

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    Jun 18, 2013 3:22 AM GMT
    Saw this on the workout board of the weight room annex today. Not sure if it is just dumb or if it has some esoteric meaning. Any ideas?

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    Jun 18, 2013 3:39 AM GMT
    schrödinger's equation and a penis?
  • MikeW

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    Jun 18, 2013 4:01 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidschrödinger's equation and a penis?

    well, i got the penis part (naturally) and i've heard of schrödinger and his nefarious feline but that's about it. so, someone just screwing around, nothing to do with lifting weight, velocity and all that stuff leading to boners, eh?
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    Jun 18, 2013 4:11 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidschrödinger's equation and a penis


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    Jun 18, 2013 4:14 AM GMT
    theantijock said
    mindgarden saidschrödinger's equation and a penis


    fixed

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    Hmmm..... so... if schrödinger hasn't looked his penis could be both flaccid and erect?
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    Jun 18, 2013 4:23 AM GMT
    MikeW saidHmmm..... so... if schrödinger hasn't looked his penis could be both flaccid and erect?


    Well, as much as I might have had opportunity to study packaged penis, I would imagine mindgarden better able to explain the theory. That meme might be a bit off, and not just off-color. My understanding is that both possibilities exist while the penis is in the box but that reality of one or the other exists in the observing.
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    Jun 18, 2013 4:31 AM GMT
    theantijock said
    MikeW saidHmmm..... so... if schrödinger hasn't looked his penis could be both flaccid and erect?


    Well, as much as I might have had opportunity to study packaged penis, I would imagine mindgarden better able to explain the theory. That meme might be a bit off, and not just off-color. My understanding is that both possibilities exist while the penis is in the box but that reality of one or the other exists in the observing.

    I guess I'll have to keep checking mine (and every other guy's) out. icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 18, 2013 4:53 AM GMT
    Whatever Schrodinger's equation is, what does it matter since the last pic is of a cock aiming at a pair of female breasts?

    My favorite mathematical graffito =
    B4I4QRU/18
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    Jun 18, 2013 5:07 AM GMT
    It's basically the quantum physics equivalent of Newton's second law F = ma.

    And from the context, I assumed that those are lips, not breasts. (although they would be african lips and thai penis. And why do the testicles have toes? it must be quantum, wtf."
  • MikeW

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    Jun 18, 2013 4:27 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidIt's basically the quantum physics equivalent of Newton's second law F = ma.

    And from the context, I assumed that those are lips, not breasts. (although they would be african lips and thai penis. And why do the testicles have toes? it must be quantum, wtf."

    I think the W could be anything (lips, boobs, ass cheeks -- its kind of gender non-specific). As for the toes on balls, though, that's right up there with penguins in my imagination.
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    Jun 18, 2013 4:45 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidschrödinger's equation and a penis?

    I'm impressed you recognized that (not the penis - we all got that),
    I know what schrödinger's equation *is* I just don't get the logic of it.
  • Whipmagic

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    Jun 18, 2013 6:58 PM GMT
    Adding a penis to Schrödinger's equation reminds me of Jacques Lacan's attempt to equate an erect penis with the square root of -1, and then do algebra with it to arrive at some Freudian insights. That of course failed miserably and became exhibit A for postmodern fashionable nonsense.
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    Jun 18, 2013 7:23 PM GMT
    This is the time-independent form of Schroodinger's Equation for a single particle moving non-relativistically in an electric field. Not quite sure how the graphic sexual depiction next to it fits in, since the equation itself doesn't require anything more. The time-independent version corresponds to the eigenvalues of the Hamiltonian of the wave function.

    Given the way the butt is drawn, it doesn't look like they're trying to make an 'omega' joke about angular frequency. And I can't think of how this translates to a joke about 'work', hence a 'W'.

    MikeW saidSaw this on the workout board of the weight room annex today. Not sure if it is just dumb or if it has some esoteric meaning. Any ideas?

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    Jun 18, 2013 11:40 PM GMT
    Well thank you, principal. I still don't understand but I'm impressed - unless you copied and paisted of course! icon_neutral.gif

    Are you a principal?
  • SF2PS

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    Jun 19, 2013 12:36 AM GMT
    I think it isn't a W - it is a double well potential.

    Tunneling jokes anyone?
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    Jun 19, 2013 8:23 AM GMT
    Nope - the name is a visual math gag I decided on when I was an undergrad math major at Berkeley. In abstract algebra there are objects called principal rings. Hence principal0.

    I'm the founder of a startup, though let's not pretend that'll be cool until we have our first client, ha.

    JohnSpotter saidWell thank you, principal. I still don't understand but I'm impressed - unless you copied and paisted of course! icon_neutral.gif

    Are you a principal?