Wednesday, 11 March 2009


Tune: "Men of Harlech"

1. All black body radiations,
All the spectrum variations,
All atomic oscillations
Vary as "hv."

Here's the right relation
Governs radiation,
Here's the new,
And only true,
Electrodynamical equation;
Never mind your d/dt2,
Ve or half mv2
(If you watch the factor "c2")
"'s" equal to "hv."

2. Ultraviolet vibrations,
X and gamma ray pulsations,
Ordinary light sensations
All obey "hv."

3. Even in matters calorific,
Such things as the heat specific
Yield to treatment scientific
If you use "hv."

4. In all questions energetic
Whether static or kinetic,
Or electric, or magnetic,
You must use "hv."

5. There would be a mighty clearance,
We should all be Planck's adherants,
Were it not that interference
Still defines "hv."


The Postprandial Proceedings of the Cavendish Society, pp. 25-26.

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