Posted by Sunny Kalara in Talk Like a Physicist Day | 1 Comment

# Happy Talk Like a Physicist Day!

Instructions on how to talk like a physicist are in the FAQ

Here are some terms that Physicists use:

Order of Magnitude: Use terms like “orders of magnitude” to describe significant differences of scale.

Negligible: When something is small, say it is “negligible” non-zero, but negligible.

Infinitesimal: If it is really really small, say it is infinitesimal.

Non-trivial: For a physicist, nothing is ever hard or difficult – it is always “non-trivial”

First-order approximation : That is only a first-order approximation to a good cup of coffee… “The living room is clean. Well…at least to a first order approximation.”

Extrapolation: A semi-educated guess is an extrapolation

Ideal Case: You aren’t ignoring details, you are taking the ideal case

Want some physics related Facebook Status messages?

Sunny is applying irresistible force to an immovable object.

Sunny is Blue shifted

Sunny believes in emergent gravity

Sunny is self diffused.

Sunny calculates everything from first principles.

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Finally an update to the site :) :) hope everyone had a good Pi Day!