Geeky Pics: Equations in the Wild

By Casey Lynn
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

As if we don’t see enough equations in physics textbooks, sometimes they sneak up on us when we’re least expecting them.

Some of the equations pictured are “famous” (though some are definitely not); please feel free to boast your equation-spotting skills in the comments. It’s like bird watching. “Oh look, there’s Maxwell’s! There’s gravitational momentum!” Of course, clicking through to the flickr page first is cheating. Those of you fond of geeky tattoos might like some of these as well. So get out your pens and paper and… begin.

problem #1 (barredoCC), problem #2 (julishannonCC), problem #3 (urban_dataCC), problem #4 (ztephenCC), problem #5 (reallyboringCC), problem #6 (mmechtleyCC), problem #7 (dfisher81CC), problem #8 (breakingglassCC), problem #9 (yufengziCC), problem #10 (edysonCC), problem #11 (antoniapneumoniaCC), problem #12 (xnxboxCC)

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17 Responses to Geeky Pics: Equations in the Wild

  1. Not to be rude or anything but those math tattoos on the women's shoulders are so sexy i want to * all over their library books.

    • Exactly, gkri2

      I saw the first pic and was about to make a similar (potentially more tasteful) comment about how hot the girls' shoulders were with the nerd tattoos. Almost makes me with I'd paid attention during all those kollege math courses.

  2. Not to be rude or anything but those math tattoos on the women’s shoulders are so sexy i want to * all over their library books.

    • Exactly, gkri2

      I saw the first pic and was about to make a similar (potentially more tasteful) comment about how hot the girls’ shoulders were with the nerd tattoos. Almost makes me with I’d paid attention during all those kollege math courses.

  3. Dear Dumb Geeks:

    Those are physics tattoos, dummit! You are both beyond hope.

    cheers,

    Hedi

  4. Dear Dumb Geeks:

    Those are physics tattoos, dummit! You are both beyond hope.

    cheers,
    Hedi

  5. Damn. I can't believe I've never managed to get anyone to take a picture of my Moebius Strip (it's on my left shoulder-blade…hrm…I see a mirror in my future).

  6. Damn. I can’t believe I’ve never managed to get anyone to take a picture of my Moebius Strip (it’s on my left shoulder-blade…hrm…I see a mirror in my future).

  7. In Prob 5 there is an error – should be int ( As ds ) = As^2 / 2 + C

    OH and Heidi…you can't be serious?