October 2nd, 2012

  • roybot

physics victory

Re-reading Art of War at 5am, my eye stopped on this passage:

17. In respect of military method, we have,    firstly, Measurement; secondly, Estimation of quantity;    thirdly, Calculation; fourthly, Balancing of chances;    fifthly, Victory.18. Measurement owes its existence to Earth;    Estimation of quantity to Measurement; Calculation to    Estimation of quantity; Balancing of chances to Calculation;    and Victory to Balancing of chances.

Measurement -> Position
Estimation of quantity -> Velocity
Calculation -> Acceleration
Balancing of chances -> Jerk

Therefore, the derivative of a Jerk is Victory.

Posted by Reverend Tedward Q. Porktanker