Update from the academic front

by Janie Jones

Yesterday I preempted Thursday Quote Du Jour with my Curran quote, so today have no material.  This cold is also dampening my blogging enthusiasm.  Sorry.

However, I do have some good news.  Physics test scores did come in yesterday.  The class average was 66%.  Apparently, physics teacher didn’t find that unusually low.  However, I was surprised.  That meas half of the class did worse than me.  I got a 78%.  Imagine that!

Unfortunately, this next section looks pretty miserable.  The calculations for magnetic fields and forces drag all my least favorite topics from last semester back into play.  Torque, centripetal force, vector components.  *Shudder*

Well, only 9 and a half more weeks until the semester is over.

Here’s a bonus joke.  I just found a funny website full of physics jokes I’d never seen before.

Q: What did the male magnet say to the female magnet?

A: From your backside, I thought you were repulsive. However, after seeing you from the front, I find you rather attractive.

source: http://www.jokes4us.com/miscellaneousjokes/schooljokes/physicsjokes.html
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3 Comments to “Update from the academic front”

  1. Up until I read “calculation” and “torque”, I was hep to the jive. Then my brain said “fire bad, tree pretty.” and I fell into awe you know this stuff.

  2. Wait, clarification: just acos I said “jive” above does not mean I think it is jive in the sense of bullpucky. Just a-sayin’ an old phrase.

    • Thanks for the “awe” but lest I allow you to think too highly of my academic acumen, I tend to agree with your brain and “fire bad, tree pretty” line of thought. I can’t really say I “know” this stuff. I muddle through it because, unfortunately, physics stands between me and the things I’m actually good at.

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