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Relativity Relativity for Poets

  1. Jun 12, 2015 #1


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  3. Jun 13, 2015 #2


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    Your books are always great resources but I didn't see any poems until I read the Cosmology section and saw the Robert Frost Fire and Ice (**)

    So much for:

    ``There was a young lady named Bright,
    Whose speed was much faster than light,
    She set out one day,
    In a relative way,
    And returned home the previous night.''
    - Arthur Buller (Punch, 19 Dec 1923)

    Or the one by Dr Suess:

    Time and space determine where you go,
    Mass and energy determine how you glow,
    Energy and time determine how you flow,
    Mass and space determine how you grow.

    (**) As an aside: Fire and Ice popular was in our high school years ago when you needed a short poem to recite -- I chose the Mr Terrific poem to be different and more on the edge of respectability -- my teacher approved.
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