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s = ½ gt²

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s = ½ gt²
by Thomas Andrew Lehrer

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s = ½ gt2

words and music by Tom Lehrer (tune: "Te Amo")

PROFESSOR: s is one half g t squared
p v equals n rt
K E is one half m v squared
And T is 2 π times the square root of L over g.
STUDENT: I try my level best,
And I cram for ev'ry test,
And I do all my work without delaying.
I'm certainly not lazy,
But I think I'll soon go crazy,
'Cause I don't understand a word he's saying.
I hope they overlook this course,
For why I ever took this course
Will always be a mystery to me.
But still I wish I knew
Just what the dean will do
If I don't get a C.


PROFESSOR:

STUDENT:

The force is mass I think he said the force,
Times acceleration. I know that word, of course,
Yes, the force is the mass It's all becoming clear,
Times the acceleration, or more precisely, the time derivative of the linear momentum. But it's too late, I fear.
There he goes again!
s is one half g t squared I try my level best, and I cram for ev'ry test,
p v equals n r t I'm certainly not lazy, but I think I'll soon go crazy,
'Cause I don 't understand a word he 's saying.
K E is one half m v squared I hope they overlook this course,
For why I ever took this course
Will always be a mystery to me.
And T is 2 π times the square root of L over g. But still I wish I knew just what the dean will do
If I don't get a C.
Over g
a C
Over g
a C
Square root of L by g. If I don 't get a C.


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