# Collection of Science Jokes P2

DrClaude
Mentor
I is on the 4 key on a phone keypad. So dial *4 after or 4* before?
Isn't * complex conjugation?

mfb
Mentor
If the original number is imaginary with a positive imaginary component then taking the complex conjugation and multiplying by i will make it real and positive, but multiplying it with the complex conjugate of i will work as well.

i*$\cdot$[number] and [number]*$\cdot$i are both fine.

Drakkith
Staff Emeritus
2018 Award
My IQ cannot be measured on the real number line. I'm just too complex!!

mfb
Mentor
iQ

BillTre
Gold Member
2018 Award
My IQ cannot be measured on the real number line. I'm just too complex!!
or imaginary?

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Ibix
Since the Q in IQ stands for quotient, I think all IQs are rational by definition. But he could be completely imaginary.

BillTre
Gold Member
2018 Award
@Ibix
Just edited my response.

Drakkith
Staff Emeritus
2018 Award
Since the Q in IQ stands for quotient, I think all IQs are rational by definition. But he could be completely imaginary.
IQ = Imaginary Quotient? Psh! Get real!

Ibix
IQ = Imaginary Quotient? Psh! Get real!
I am real. You said you weren't.

(Now we have an argument. Can anyone think how to get a modulus into this?)

fresh_42
Mentor
2018 Award
All wrong. It is an element of a $Q-$algebra. It is generated by
$$\{\,IQ , ABQ,BBQ,Q\#,Q1,Q2,Q3,Q4,QB,QED,QLD,QM,QFT,QSO,QPR\,\}$$

jbriggs444
Homework Helper
All wrong. It is an element of a $Q-$algebra. It is generated by
$$\{\,IQ , ABQ,BBQ,Q\#,Q1,Q2,Q3,Q4,QB,QED,QLD,QM,QFT,QSO,QPR\,\}$$
It's what you wait in when your Lasik doctor has three patients ahead of you.

Demystifier
2018 Award
Demystifier
2018 Award
Experimental physicist: I understand $x\gg 1$, but what does $x\rightarrow\infty$ mean?
Mathematical physicist: I understand $x\rightarrow\infty$, but what does $x\gg 1$ mean?
Practical theoretical physicist: I understand both, but what's the difference?

Ibix
or imaginary?
I don't know about @Drakkith , but my number of friends $f$ can be written as $f = a + bi$, where $a$ is my number of real friends and $b$ my number of imaginary friends. As long as $a > b$, I consider the situation acceptable. I sometimes get into an argument with my friends. It's usually resolved as $arctan (b/a)$.

mfb
Mentor

Mark44
Mentor

BillTre
Gold Member
2018 Award

mfb
Mentor
As long as the nose is pointing down they are not going to space today attack anyone.

Drakkith
Staff Emeritus
2018 Award
As long as the nose is pointing down they are not going to space today attack anyone.
Ah yes, the classic Up Goer Five! Remeber, if parts start to fall off in the wrong order, you will also not be going to space today.

Borg
Gold Member
Brewster Rockit is a favorite of mine.
Wasn't sure whether to post here or in the science books thread.

Carbohydrates: We are infested with hydroxides.
Biologists: OH!

mfb
Mentor
What was the star rating for the book about stars?
I heard its ratings were stellar.

fresh_42
Mentor
2018 Award
Quantum Mechanics by Dr. Mel:

Caution, if you put it back on the shelf, it changes places with other books.