"A man, a plan, a canal--Panama" (1955)

Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Sat Dec 25 19:09:04 UTC 2004

(still catching up)
Jonathan Lighter writes:
 I obtained most of my knowledge of relativity physics from the following,
but I can't recall the name(s) of the authors:

There was a young lady named Bright,
Who could travel much fater than light;
She departed one day
Ina relative way,
And returned on the previous night.

There was a young fencer named Fisk,
Whose stroke was exceedingly brisk;
But the relative action
Of the Fitzgerald contraction
Soon flattened his foil to a disk.

If memory serves, I learned these from Martin Gardner's collection _The
Mathematical Mag<pi>_. I don't remember the authors' names either, but that
should help you find them.

-- Mark A. Mandel
[This text prepared with Dragon NaturallySpeaking.]

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