Date: Fri Mar 13 10:13:46 2009 Back to Contents ------------------------------------------------------------------------

Author: Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr.

Subject: Re: Electron Band Structure in Germanium - humor

Post:

Note: Joyce Kilmer was male...

John Cockman wrote:
> Haha! Scott, you have a gift! (Nonetheless, Joyce Kilmer would be
> rolling in her grave.) I'm forwarding this on to Angela; she'll
> appreciate it!
>
> John
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Scott Thomas
> *To:* tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> *Sent:* Thursday, March 12, 2009 1:59 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [tap-l] Electron Band Structure in Germanium - humor
>
> I like it! Reminds me of the conclusion section I turned in as an
> undergrad... which was promptly rejected and had to be resubmitted
> the next week:
>
>
>
> CONCLUSIONS
>
> By Scott Thomas
>
>
> Scientists would hazard the prognostication,
> That a transformer's curve holds a strange fascination.
> Much can be seen from a B-H curve;
> The lines have direction as they sway and swerve.
>
>
> An actual device has a permeability,
> falling far short of ideal infinity.
> No power is lost in an ideal transformer,
> But in fact they use power, and thus get warmer!
>
>
> An AC source on the primary winding,
> Must create a flux--the contract is binding!
> This flux excites the secondary turn.
> That's really all one needs to learn.
>
>
> Voltage and currents and admittance reflection,
> Can be computed, or seen by inspection.
> Calculations are made by fools like me,
> But only a transformer has an H and a B.
>
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