5/30/07

Nerd alert!

Spent the last half-hour discussing, among other things, adiabatic systems in varying contexts; as applied to quantum physics and computer science as well as thermodynamics. Reviewed the Hamiltonian operator and eigenvalues. The bomb calorimeter was fondly recalled.

Feeling smarter? Or just a wee bit dizzy?

Ack.

(I was going to post an appropriate Far Side cartoon here, but this gave me pause.)

2 comments:

"anonymous" said...

Alas, if only my students could fondly recall these concepts when they take their exams (on thermodynamics, eigenvalues, etc.).

Michelle said...

I was your student, albeit briefly!