Saturday, February 9, 2008

Book Meme

This is a book meme propagated here from FranIAm. I was not ‘tagged,’ so I will assert without justification that I need not tag anyone else.

You may find the outcome here slightly atypical.

Instructions:

Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. (No cheating!)

Ok. It’s Introduction to Elementary Particles by David Griffiths.

Find page 123.

Find the first five sentences and read them.

Post the next 3 sentences.

Ok…

But that simple observation had astonishing implications. For suppose we examine the mirror image of that same process (Fig. 4.8). The image nucleus rotates in the opposite direction; its spin points downward.

(This quote out of context is likely close to meaningless, so I will follow FranIAm’s example and add a little more information. The topic is the fact that parity is not a symmetry of our universe. In something closer to everyday English, if our universe were reflected in a mirror, the laws of physics would not be the same on the other side. Or in other words, when Alice went through the looking-glass, the world worked differently there. Some of the laws of physics were the same, some exactly opposite – and a few just slightly different in tiny ways. Every reader of Lewis Carroll knows this, of course, but it was a profound discovery when shown to be true of the real world as well, worth the 1957 Nobel Prize.)

-- Satan

4 comments:

Übermilf said...

My nearest book is a Thesaurus. Does that count?

Satan said...

Nah, that wouldn't be interesting. I think you should cheat and use a different book that will make you look hip and erudite. Or else maybe a cookbook with dessert recipes!

-- Satan

CTK said...

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RIA Federal Tax Regulations, Vol. 2 (July 2006)

Übermilf said...

My thesaurus is looking pretty good now, isn't it?