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Physics and mathematical terms dealing with 1_

  1. Mar 15, 2012 #1
    Hey everyone,

    This is a really strange question and I wasn't sure where to post it, but I need those who are well versed in physics and math to help with this. I recently started a new band and we came up with the symbol "1_" as our logo. We had a name, One Unknown, but we found out that it was already taken and now we need to change it. I think that a mathematical term could really work for a name and that's why I came here. I was thinking something like Open set, but I'd like to use something that uses One.

    The story behind the symbol is that 11 and 13 are the lucky numbers of the two band members. We didn't want to use 11:13 becuase we thought the 13 might turn off some superstitious people, so we decided on 1_, the blank acting as a variable (either a 1 or a 3).

    So, in short, sorry for wasting space on the forum with this question, but we'd really appreciate it if you could help us with a name!

    Thanks in advance!

    EDIT: Oh, and if you'd like to hear our music you can hear it here: "soundcloud.com/oneunknownmusic/ill-be-there-for-you" [Broken]
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  3. Mar 15, 2012 #2
    Not really much to do with physics or math but what about "onederline", which has a bit of wordplay on "wonderline"?
  4. Mar 15, 2012 #3
    That's actually pretty good...I just wonder if that's the right image to go with. Sounds rather poppy...hmmmm

    Thanks though, I'll definitely have to consider that.
  5. Mar 15, 2012 #4
    In most of the operating systems, ? means any one character.

    So it could be "1?".
  6. Mar 15, 2012 #5
    It won't be long before somebody will suggest that Jimmy is a nice name, but how about

    "one triple three" ( 11 13) with a strong alliteration.
  7. Mar 15, 2012 #6
    The thing with 1? is that it's not a name that's easy to pronounce. One Questionmark isn't very catchy, neither is One Underscore.

    I'm not sure I get what you mean about Jimmy...

    I think we're going to stay with the ambiguity though, it seems to be more interesting.
  8. Mar 15, 2012 #7


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    "Divide by One"
    ? :redface:
  9. Mar 15, 2012 #8
    * is also a wildcard character in searches, though 1* "one star" also sounds rather poppy and has connotations of cheap hotels and poor service.
  10. Mar 15, 2012 #9
    Maybe these few quotes help

  11. Mar 15, 2012 #10
    Jimmy is a nice name.
  12. Mar 15, 2012 #11


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    One base none?
  13. Mar 15, 2012 #12


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    The problem is that most people don't realize that it's pronounced with a silent 'r', and you have to roll the first 'm'. It can be mildly confusing to people for whom English is not their native language... and extremely confusing to those of us for which it is.
  14. Mar 15, 2012 #13
    You see, now that's real science. Having a hypothesis and making a prediction. So when the prediction is correct then you move up to the status of theory.

    So, the best scientific theoretical name is Jimmy.
  15. Mar 15, 2012 #14
    MCXIII (1113 in Roman numerals - that's what a google search on 1113 showed)
  16. Mar 20, 2012 #15


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    Weird coincidence, but the song "Jimmy" by Tool (one of my favourite songs by one of my favourite bands, BTW) is full of "1" and "11" references (like the thread starter wanted).

    See for yourself: http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/2504/

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