Physics Limericks: Some Classics | e=mc2andallthat

The following two are, I believe, by famed textbook writer A. P. French

There was a young fellow named Cole

Who ventured too near a black hole

    His dv by dt

    Was quite wondrous to see

Now all that’s left is his soul!

Ms. Farad was pretty and sensual

And charged to a reckless potential

     But a rascal named Ohm

     Conducted her home.

Her decline was, alas, exponential!

I came across this one recently, and I like its subtle cleverness.

Relatively Good Advice

by Edward H. Green

Dear S’: I note with distress

The length of your yardstick is less


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