typography == hot

|\psi \rangle = \frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}|00\rangle + \frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}|11\rangle

Take that, MovableType wankers! WordPress now supports LaTeX math mode.

You like that? You want some more of that?

\sigma_y = \left[ \begin{matrix} 0 & i \\ -i & 0\\ \end{matrix} \right]

Eat it, bitches, I could do this all day.

\nabla\times H = \frac{\partial D}{\partial t} + J

That last one was for Adrian. It’s Ampere’s Circuital Law, and all Maxell did was add the displacement current term. And then he named all four equations after himself! What a rip for Gauss, Ampere, Faraday, and especially Heaviside, who is the first one to put the equations in sexy modern vector notation and not Maxwell’s coordinate-system-dependent, point-integral form.

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~ by Paul Pham on 22 February 2007.

2 Responses to “typography == hot”

  1. a) hott.
    b) thanks for the mention. we definitely need to spread the word about that ripoff artist Maxwell.

  2. If you are curious, the first equation is a maximally-entangled 2-qubit quantum state, the so-called “cat state”. Historically, it was used to simultaneously kill and reincarnate all the cats in Vienna. It was considered by artist Justin Mullins one of the most beautiful equations in the world during his mathematical photography exhibit in London a few years ago.

    The second equation is the standard matrix representation of the spin-1/2 operator along the Y axis (Pauli Y). It’s the only one I have trouble remembering.

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