Tuesday Tattoo: Ultimate physics tattoo – Schrodinger equation
This is absolutely awesome!
I can read the Schrodinger Equation and see a picture of an atorm a nucleaus and an electron.
Having trouble deciphering the middle part and the bottom part.
To see this as a body tattoo is beyond beleif.
Source tattoo sported by Jim, taken in 2005, it seems.
Here is a larger version
Update - from the commentator Lokicubed: The middle line is the Bose-Einstein distribution. It gives the statistical distribution of bosons. Below that the circle with wave going around it, is an example of wave nature of electrons. The idea of De Broglie wavelength is exemplified here by having the orbiting electon represented not by a particle but by a wave that closes on itself. Contrast that to the atom picture in the top left. The bottom line is the total energy of a moving particle taking into account relativistic effects. It is the sum of its rest mass and its kinetic energy. Notice how if the particle is at rest, p=0 (momentum is velocity*mass (or the rate of change of force wrt time)) so the equation becomes E=mc2. The tattoo is missing a power 2 on the capital E.
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