November 26, 2008

What my college years were like

I just read- for fun- the stuff on this page. Take a look; I'll wait.

Now think about what you just read, and then know this: I not only worked with the stuff in college, I liked it. A lot. And I still do.

My time-dependent Schrodinger Equation fu was second to none at one point. Yeah, I was a chick magnet back in college, if by chicks you mean mind-numbing loneliness and by magnet you mean black hole of despair.

Posted by Physics Geek at November 26, 2008 02:48 PM | TrackBack StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It!

There is hope for physicists... my fiancee works in Quantum Mechanics, which for me is kind of a chick magnet ;) ... and I find the td Schrödinger equation awesome!!

Posted by: KK at November 26, 2008 07:01 PM

Yeah, except what the page doesn't tell you is that a free particle wave function (written as a plane wave) cannot be normalized! After all, a free particle with definite energy E has a definite momentum and by the Heisenberg uncertainty principle has infinite spread in position. Gotta go with wave packets ...

Sorry, I just taught this in quantum and couldn't resist. Quantum is just too cool.

Posted by: Gintaras at November 26, 2008 09:37 PM

If you enjoyed this post, and you've got a woman in your life, hold onto her like grim death. Trust me on this.

Posted by: physics geek at November 26, 2008 10:32 PM

Normally I get all things that are geek fu, but this is above me...

Posted by: Chalkie at December 3, 2008 01:01 AM