Thursday, November 22, 2007

The Absent-minded Professor

I am taking a course with a rather absent-minded professor, which can be equally frustrating and amusing. This professor hands out photocopied notes on a regular basis. These notes were written somewhere between the 1970's and mid 1980's, and have been copied and handed out to students since then. In the midst of notes discussing the equivalence principle in quantum mechanics (i.e. quantum mechanics should behave like classical mechanics in certain limits) there was this rather magnificent doodle (keep in mind, this doodle has been handed out to over two decades worth of students...):
Anyway, some of you may recall that some time ago I argued that Dr. Suess had a Ph.D. in physics. Now I think he may have had a ghost writer...
In any case, I decided to color in the professor's illustration:

Oh, and Happy Turkey-Day to everyone.


  1. ha ha, nice work. he should def. hand out color notes next time

  2. It does look so much more impressive in color.