# Tattoo of Newton's second law

1. Jun 29, 2012

### cmmcnamara

So this is slightly off topic but still physics related.

I want to get a tattoo of Newton's second law in a few forms on my arm and this is what I've settled on:

$$\sum{\vec{F}}=\frac{∂\vec{p}}{∂t}=-\nablaφ$$

The only thing I am a bit worried about, is although I aesthetically like the partial derivative symbolism better am I just a bit worried about having something permanent on my arm that is incorrect. So just as a verification, would it be silly if the partial differential symbols were used in place of the ordinary ones? Thanks guys!

2. Jun 29, 2012

### Ben Niehoff

Re: Tatoo?

Yes, it looks silly.

3. Jun 29, 2012

### genericusrnme

Re: Tatoo?

don't get equations tattooed, ever

4. Jun 29, 2012

### ShayanJ

Re: Tatoo?

Agreed with both of them

5. Jun 29, 2012

### Staff: Mentor

Re: Tatoo?

you could tatoo yourself with a collection of prime numbers and then when someone asks you could say you're the indivisible man.

if you like the flow of the partial maybe you should look into Tengwar the elven language in the Lord of the Rings. Its cryptic but can be phonetically pronounced and looks cool although perhaps not as a tatoo.

6. Jun 30, 2012

### chiro

Re: Tatoo?

Ba doom tish!

7. Jun 30, 2012

### Number Nine

Re: Tatoo?

Agreed. Equations in particular are just silly, though there is nothing wrong with mathematical concepts in general (I've been working on a design that illustrates a mapping between a simplicial complex and a 2-sphere)