I have an exam Thursday so I decided to multi-task this afternoon. I decided to do blackboard nails with some of the equations for one of my majors classes that we have to have memorized for derivations of the more complex equations that will be on the exam.
I also have a quick, gratifying story. Rafik and I went into the nail place today (ONE OF MY CRAPTASTIC GELS ALREADY CRACKED!!) and we asked for the owner. Then, Rafik says to her, “hi, my girlfriend got these nails done the other day at a salon, do you think you could tell us what’s wrong with them? She’s very unhappy…” and the owner says, “well, these 8 are crooked, there are bubbles everywhere, the surface is lumpy, and whoa! You said you got these yesterday and this one is cracked!! May I ask where you got these done? They’re awful!” And that’s when I jumped in and said… “…Here.”
Needless to say, she ripped the tech a new one, sculpted new tips, refinished the surface and fixed the crack, among other things, in two visits since she ran out of time when I had to go to class. So, nails are “fixed” and now I’m not so pissed. :-)
Now…. Are You Smarter Than A Cornell Senior?
Now for the fun part: Since you can’t really read every one of the equations here (these were also the shortest darn formulas I could find, I dare you to try to write the three dimensional momentum equation for the atmosphere on five nails) I decided to list them out for you, how you would say them out loud.
Thumb: Static Stability Equation: Sigma is defined as alpha over theta partial theta partial p AND Dry Adiabatic Lapse Rate: gamma sub d equals negative dT dZ
Index: Ideal Gas Law (aka PV=nRT in chemistry)P equals r sub d T over alpha (which also equals r sub d t rho but I couldn’t fit that)
Middle: Convergence Equation which describes vertical motion: Del P dotted with V sub h equals negative partial omega partial p
Ring: Hydrostatic Balance: d P d Z equals negative rho g
Pinkie: Coriolis Parameter: f equals 2 omega sine phi
To reward all of ya’ll who actually made it through all of that, the first person who comments on this post with the correct name for TWO of these equations will receive one (1) brand new bottle of Milani 3D Hi- Tech. But be careful, these all pertain to a particular subject, so if your formula name isn’t quite perfect, you should be able to VERY vaguely describe what the equation is used for/about/etc….
For example, if you gave me the equation for C= pi*d and you said its used for circles, I’d want to know more, like… its the circumference equation for a circle…
Happy hunting! Remember, first one to post correctly wins but you have to have both to win the prize! You can post as many times as necessary to get it right and leave your email address so I can notify you if you’re the winner!
Cupcakequeen22 Correctly guessed the last two equations!
To satiate what I know must be your desperate yearning to know what each equation was, I’ve listed the name of each by the equation description above :-) And just as a sidenote, don’t feel bad if you have no idea what I’m talking about as I forget the names of these equations MOST of the time!!!