Derby #249: Astronomy
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Formulas Matter

Formulas Matter
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fishbiscuit5


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Re: Formulas Matter


It's not all stargazing, Formulas Matter.

JHalcyon


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I really like this shirt, but I feel like it would be a lot better if the equations were cleaned up: stacked fractions instead of slashes, the solar subscript instead of (sun), superscript for the exponents, etc. I have no idea if that's worth the effort, but I think it would make for a nicer-looking shirt.

fishbiscuit5


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JHalcyon wrote:I really like this shirt, but I feel like it would be a lot better if the equations were cleaned up: stacked fractions instead of slashes, the solar subscript instead of (sun), superscript for the exponents, etc. I have no idea if that's worth the effort, but I think it would make for a nicer-looking shirt.


Thanks for the feedback! I think I'll take a look at the design again and tweak the formulas.

kypi


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JHalcyon wrote:I really like this shirt, but I feel like it would be a lot better if the equations were cleaned up: stacked fractions instead of slashes, the solar subscript instead of (sun), superscript for the exponents, etc. I have no idea if that's worth the effort, but I think it would make for a nicer-looking shirt.


I agree. I like equations, so I was excited when I saw the name of the shirt; however, the formatting is ugly and a bit hard to read.

sprax


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Re: Formulas Matter


My buddy and I also thought it would be more appropriate to use CGS units since that is preferred in astronomy.

~ sprax

fishbiscuit5


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sprax wrote:My buddy and I also thought it would be more appropriate to use CGS units since that is preferred in astronomy.

~ sprax


You guys are way too smart for me! I don't know what CGS units are or how to use them, but I promise I will fix these formulas and make them less ugly.

kozlak


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fishbiscuit5 wrote:You guys are way too smart for me! I don't know what CGS units are or how to use them, but I promise I will fix these formulas and make them less ugly.


Centimeter - Gram - Second

(metric)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centimetre%E2%80%93gram%E2%80%93second_system_of_units

tjschaeffer


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sprax wrote:My buddy and I also thought it would be more appropriate to use CGS units since that is preferred in astronomy.

~ sprax


Really? CGS is the preferred Astronomy system? I'm not an astonomer, actually a physics/engineering guy, but I would have imagined that MKS is preferred, given the scale of the objects being studied. Or at the very least some sort of MKS/IAU combination.

What a pain it was when I moved from physics, where we used MKS, to Engineering where everything switched back to the imperial system. Grumble grumble...imperial units grumble grumble.

Anyway, I like this design a lot. I agree with some of the points made, that the formulas could look a little more formulaish (I don't think that's a word), but even still it's something I would totally wear.

kepera


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[quote postid="4985783"

no kidding on the units...the only reason in astronomy we use cgs is due to E&M...distance are large regardless, so when it comes to the E7 M (light and such) in cgs you no longer have things light 4 pi epsilon_0. I got to be engineering Physics..and use all three systems...cgs no really, easiest by far.

user="tjschaeffer"]Really? CGS is the preferred Astronomy system? I'm not an astonomer, actually a physics/engineering guy, but I would have imagined that MKS is preferred, given the scale of the objects being studied. Or at the very least some sort of MKS/IAU combination.

What a pain it was when I moved from physics, where we used MKS, to Engineering where everything switched back to the imperial system. Grumble grumble...imperial units grumble grumble.

Anyway, I like this design a lot. I agree with some of the points made, that the formulas could look a little more formulaish (I don't think that's a word), but even still it's something I would totally wear.[/quote]

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