book meme

I wasn’t going to do this but a couple of my Aussie and Kiwi friends convinced me last night that I really ought to 😉

At work, nearest book Demtröder’s Laser Spectroscopy:

With the initial conditions a(0) = 1 and b(0) = 0 we find for the coefficients

c_1+c_2=1 and c_1 \mu_1 = -c_2 \mu_2

\rightarrow c_1 = -\mu_2/(\mu_1 - \mu_2)

c_2 = +\mu_1/(\mu_1 - \mu_2) .

That’s pretty boring, 2nd nearest book, Castellan’s Physical Chemistry:

Equation 4.14 (which is U = \frac{3}{2} RT) is one of the most fascinating results of the kinetic theory, for it provides us with an interpretation of temperature.

A bit better but still pretty uninteresting unless you’re into that sort of thing like I am.

So to redeem my post from utter boredom I whipped this up especially for William Grant:

  • Grab the nearest book.
  • Open it to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
  • Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.