# s = ½ gt²

s = ½ gt^{2}

words and music by Tom Lehrer (tune: "Te Amo")

PROFESSOR: | s is one half g t squared |

p v equals n rt | |

K E is one half m v squared | |

And T is 2 π times the square root of L over g. | |

STUDENT: | I try my level best, |

And I cram for ev'ry test, | |

And I do all my work without delaying. | |

I'm certainly not lazy, | |

But I think I'll soon go crazy, | |

'Cause I don't understand a word he's saying. | |

I hope they overlook this course, | |

For why I ever took this course | |

Will always be a mystery to me. | |

But still I wish I knew | |

Just what the dean will do | |

If I don't get a C. |

PROFESSOR: |
STUDENT: |

The force is mass | I think he said the force, |

Times acceleration. | I know that word, of course, |

Yes, the force is the mass | It's all becoming clear, |

Times the acceleration, or more precisely, the time derivative of the linear momentum. | But it's too late, I fear. |

There he goes again! | |

s is one half g t squared | I try my level best, and I cram for ev'ry test, |

p v equals n r t | I'm certainly not lazy, but I think I'll soon go crazy, |

'Cause I don 't understand a word he 's saying. | |

K E is one half m v squared | I hope they overlook this course, |

For why I ever took this course | |

Will always be a mystery to me. | |

And T is 2 π times the square root of L over g. | But still I wish I knew just what the dean will do |

If I don't get a C. | |

Over g | |

a C | |

Over g | |

a C | |

Square root of L by g. | If I don 't get a C. |

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