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Physics quotes

  1. Nov 21, 2006 #1
    My AP physics C class has decided to get some sort of physics t-shirt and we are now trying to decide what to put on the t-shirt. So i was wondering if anyone here knows any good physics quotes. I'm mainly looking for quotes that are general or deal with Mechanics or E/M. thanks for any help you can offer.
     
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  3. Nov 21, 2006 #2

    G01

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    Hmm. You could do the old......

    "And God said,

    (Insert Maxwell's Equations)

    And then there was light"

    Joke or you could do the three laws of thermodaynamics:
    1. You Can't Win (Conservation of Energy)
    2. You can't break even. (Entropy)
    3. You can't quit. (No Absolute Zero)
     
  4. Nov 22, 2006 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    I am a complex physics student: My grade has both a real, and an imaginary part.
     
  5. Nov 22, 2006 #4

    verty

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    Let's get physical...
     
  6. Nov 22, 2006 #5
    After looking at the responses, I think your best option is to not make such a shirt. :tongue2:
     
  7. Nov 22, 2006 #6
    I thinking the OP was looking for famous quotes by physicists, not lines from geeky t-shirts!
     
  8. Nov 22, 2006 #7

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    Imagination is more important than knowledge. -- Albert Einstein

    Or, for a lighter effect:

    "If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"
    - Albert Einstein

    Or, just to plain perplex:

    "If one studies too zealously, one easily loses his pants." --Albert Einstein
    (You could all get your group photo wearing your T-shirts - just make sure to order the extra long ones)
     
  9. Nov 22, 2006 #8

    Ivan Seeking

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    Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds - Einstein.
     
  10. Nov 22, 2006 #9

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    The way I heard it was:
    1) No matter how hard you try, the best that you can do is break even.
    2) You can only break even at absolute zero.
    3) Absolute zero is impossible to attain.
    4) No matter how much you shake it, the last drop always goes down your pants.
    :biggrin:
     
  11. Nov 22, 2006 #10

    BobG

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    "Repeal Ohm's Law"

    Then, again, that might get met with some resistance. How about:

    "Join the Brownian Movement"

    Too bad it's not for a Calculus class. This T-Shirt's a classic:

    Calculus T-Shirt
     
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  12. Nov 22, 2006 #11
    Physics is like sex, sure it has practical results but that's not why we do it.

    To bad its for school, that might have been a good one.
     
  13. Nov 22, 2006 #12

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  14. Nov 22, 2006 #13

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    My personal favorite:

    "Wrong again, Albert!"

    - Stephen Hawking (via voicebox) to Albert Einstein as they play poker on the Enterprise in Star Trek, The Next Generation.
     
  15. Nov 22, 2006 #14

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    This is from an old contest in Omni magazine, so it's copyrighted.

    Mole problems?
    Call Avogadro 6.022 x 10^23
     
  16. Nov 22, 2006 #15

    robphy

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    "This is not right... This is not even wrong!" - Wolfgang Pauli
     
  17. Nov 22, 2006 #16
    Haha I've seen that one on a t-shirt
     
  18. Nov 23, 2006 #17
    It's only now that I understand the actual quote. (usually I see only the last three words together.)
     
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