My brother has an exceptionally large head.
He wants me to call him "Mega Mind" because of his exceptionally superior intellect.
My entire family infiltrated his house last week, and 5 of us crashed on his couch and took over his bathroom, and ate his food, and filled his house from top to bottom with floral arrangements. During this time, I happened to be checking my email on his computer when I discovered a textbook laying open to the following page:
Here's a close up:
Does this make any sense to you?
Evidently, this is from a Statics textbook.
Do you know what "Statics" is all about???
Neither do I!
Here's the definition:
Statics is the branch of mechanics concerned with the analysis of loads (force, torque/moment) on physical systems in static equilibrium, that is, in a state where the relative positions of subsystems do not vary over time, or where components and structures are at a constant velocity. When in static equilibrium, the system is either at rest, or its center of mass moves at constant velocity.Not only does my brother know how to do this type of math....but he teaches a "Statics" course at a major university. I cannot utter it's name because:
By Newton's first law, this situation implies that the net force and net torque (also known as moment of force) on every body in the system is zero. From this constraint, such quantities as stress or pressure can be derived. The net forces equaling zero is known as the first condition for equilibrium, and the net torque equaling zero is known as the second condition for equilibrium.
a. It's my rival school.
b. I loathe it.
c. I don't want to taint my blog with it's disgusting name.
What is important to know is that some of these "Statics" problems take up to six pages of mathematics in order to solve them. They're hard. Really hard.
I hate math.
After I realized that my brother teaches this Chinese looking math to other people, I decided that maybe....just maybe, he might deserve to be called "Mega Mind" after all.
In fact, you can just refer to me as "Mega Mind's Sister" from now on. I'm cool with that.
(Mega Mind's Cooler Sister)
If you understand "Statics", I'll gladly refer to you as "Mega Mind" too.