He mentioned bringing up QM in conversations, so I took a stab at QM pick up lines
and on we go....
"I'll show YOU a population inversion!"
"planck's constant is really really REALLY small. Kinda like my social confidence actually. well, actually THAT is more like the modified planck's constant, that extra factor of 1 over 2 Pi makes a big difference!"
"What do I think of the Higgs boson? No you go first, hee hee, no you go first, hee hee, no you go first."
"Hey baby, wanna make some dark matter?" [not really QM I don't think]
"I know, I'll all about Schwinger-Dyson-Freeman-Tomonaga!"
"No no no, the proper pick up line is 'you remind of SU(3) x SU(2)' not 'you you remind me of SU(2) x SU(2), thats way too simple!"
and who can possibly forget
"renormalization is basically like saying infinity minus infinity equals zero, which is how attractive I think you are until I start drinking! Woo hoo for beer goggles baby!"
"Come over here and let me probe your Hamiltonian!"
"Your interesting social banter is more theoretically nuanced than an eigenfunction expansion solution for a standard example approximating a physical problem of interest." [Really more E&M than QM I think]
"You know, the infinite square well is like one of maybe 3 QM problems that is actually exactly solvable! And it doesn't even exist in the real world, but is often used as an approximation for physical problems of interest"
Last edited by MacGuffin; 07-12-2009 at 09:16 PM. Reason: Merging 5 post(s)
I'm not sure if you are trying to mock INTP's, are try to bring another type down to your level so you don't have to feel so alone. :O
well, some of them started with QM and then veered off from their, but they all had QM in them
1) tensor products are used to couple spin to the solutions of Schrodingers equation to form the overall wave function
2) standard QM problem, Harmonic oscillator if i recall correctly, non-algebraic solution
3) QM involves sum's over states
4) few problems are exactly solvable. "probing hamiltonians" is technical phrasing as I recall. perturbation theory come sin two major classes: time-dependant and time-independant
5) sakurai is the author of a famous advanced level QM text. griffiths of an intro QM text
6) quarks are confined. strange and charm are 2 of the 6 types of quarks [up, down, top bottom strange charm]
7)stern-gerlach was the defining experiment that showed spin
8) Erwin Schrodinger came up with the schrodinger wave equation and was quite the ladies man
9) dirac delta functions show up a lot in intermediate and advanced physics
10) population inversion refers to energy levels and relates to lasers
11) plancks constant is arguably THE REASON QM exists. QM-> classical physics. modified plancks constant h-bar=h/(2*Pi)
12) Higgs boson is an expected particle but yet to be discovered/found
13) dark matter is form astrophysics. missing mass in the universe
14) these 4 were the founders of quantum-electrodynamics, casimir effect anyone?
15) particle physics. particles described via abstract algebra groups, particularly SU(_) groups, also U(_) and O(_) and maybe SO(_)
16) renomarlization is often described as infinity-infinity=0 more correctly, limits of integrals extend to a cutoff value instead of to infinity
17) see 4
18) eigenfunction expansions, a la electromagnetism, infinite square well in QM
19 ) ISW is often the FIRST QM example shown to physics majors, and IS one of the handful of exactly solvable QM problems/potentials
I don't normally say things like this though. And definitely not in general social situations! But yes, motivate an INFP and we can deliver when we get our heart into it. Plus, I just thought it was funny and thought other people, say INTP's and/or those with some familiarity of QM might find it funny too.
Ok, I'll stop now.
Carry on...