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Do Physicists swim?

  1. Jan 7, 2010 #1
    They're crunching numbers all day, how do they find the time to swim?
     
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  3. Jan 7, 2010 #2

    lisab

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    :rofl:...hilarious!
     
  4. Jan 7, 2010 #3

    Char. Limit

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    Well, before swimming, they have to check the fluid density and temperature of the water, make sure that the root-mean-square speed of the molecules, well...

    I'll have to conclude no.
     
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    sas3

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    They try, but they always observe the water too intensely and collapse the wave function.
    I know, that was bad. Sorry!
     
  7. Jan 8, 2010 #6

    Char. Limit

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    Don't be sorry, I already ran a series of bad jokes.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2010 #7

    Chi Meson

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    I got one I got one...

    wait...wait...

    They need to use...wait...

    In order to keep from sinking they have to use... hang on...just a minute...
     
  9. Jan 8, 2010 #8

    Chi Meson

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    It's no problem if they use floating point algorithms!


    Huh? Yeah? Huh?
     
  10. Jan 8, 2010 #9
    There's a story Archimedes took a bath once, but that may be apocryphal, so I don't think we can confidently assume physicists even bathe.
     
  11. Jan 8, 2010 #10

    turbo

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    First, assume that the body of water is spherical...

    No, they don't swim.
     
  12. Jan 8, 2010 #11

    mgb_phys

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    I remain stationary and the water (and pool) move past me - can't work out why I'm so tired afterward..
     
  13. Jan 8, 2010 #12
    They either swim... *puts on shades* ...or they don't.
     
  14. Jan 9, 2010 #13

    Borg

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    They are swimming and not swimming - until you observe them.
     
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