Re: english schminglish

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Mon Mar 06 2000 - 06:50:01 MST

Spike Jones wrote:

> > Amara Graps wrote: Misner, Thorne, and Wheeler in _Gravitation_ ,
> > use "c=1 units" throughout their text, I think. (I don't have that book...
> I wish to propose a metric: tensile strength as a function of density, call
> it specific strength. Strangely enough, the units come out to the square
> of velocity, m^2/sec^2:
> pa/{kg/m^3}={N/m^2}/{kg/m^3=Nm/kg=kg*m^2/kg*sec^2=m^2/sec^2
> Nowthen, we want to make a table of specific strengths* of various
> materials in terms of m^2/sec^2. Question: has anybody heard of
> such a technique before? I cant find it in any of my materials science
> texts, but it seems obviously useful for topics like the space cable and
> such. Doug? Anybody?
> * strengths: theres a world with 9 letters and only 1 vowel. Is that the
> only word like that? spike

THere's lots of long words with two or less vowels, inlcuding words with no
vowels, esp if you don't count Y as a vowel.


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