Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Hats Off to Albert

Now, relatively speaking, is Wednesday, 27 September 2006.

On this day in 1905, the Year of Miracles, was published in Annalen der Physik [17, p. 639-641], an article by Albert Einstein.

According to anti-Semites, it was a landmark in “Christ-killer Physics”.

It was titled, “Ist die Traeghiet eines Koerpers von seinem Energienhalt anhaengig?”

Now, there’s a question I ask myself every day.

“Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?”

When I read this to Mrs. HH, and said, Ain’t that one of the funniest things I ever wrote: after the title of Einstein’s great work, I write, “There’s a question I ask myself every day”, she said, “Why is that funny? You are what you eat.”

Exactly. MSeesta, you so funny.

This article was the first time the world enjoyed sight of the equation:
Energy equals the product of matter, and the speed of light squared.

Obviously.

So elegant an insight and construction, but one which, in practical application, by vicious governments and/or others, may yet incinerate us all.

Whatever. Hats off to Albert.

3 Comments:

Anonymous RtR said...

Thank you for the title of the paper and for the translation (with all due respect to Robert Owens).

Would somebody be so kind as to enlighten this dilettante. Is inertia a characteristic that can be measured, and if so, what is the unit of measure?

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Duchess said...

HH wrote:
"So elegant an insight and construction, but one which, in practical application, by vicious governments and/or others, may yet incinerate us all."

Another construction:
2 good + 2 be = 4 ever

6:25 PM  
Anonymous Alcibiades said...

A Few More Constructions

There once was a man from Nantucket...

There once was a nun from Peru...

There once was a couple named kelly...

There once was a girl from Madrid...

There once a man from Boston...

5:41 PM  

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