Math isn't just a numbers game. Like with most everything else, letters have greedily horned in on the action. Yet they always try to pretend they're something else. Here's one possible interpretation for each, in the realm of math and science:
|a||acceleration (you'll go faster if you skip these snarky comments in parentheses)|
|b||the length of the second side of a smart triangle1|
|c||the speed of light in a vacuum2|
|d||diameter (yours will get larger with too much π)|
|e||Euler's number/Napier's constant (Napier took partial credit on Euler's day off)|
|F||the Force (which, as I proved on D-Day, is hard-coded into our DNA)|
|g||how quickly you're falling toward earth (depending on the gravity of the situation)|
|h||height (I've always been tall for mine)|
|i||a number for those who miss their imaginary friend|
|J||joule (I'd have chosen Joule over Jinger and Jordyn-Grace, too)|
|K||a base unit of temperature3|
|L||likelihood (as in the likelihood you didn't know this)|
|m||mass (not Churchy mass, unless you take up the whole pew)|
|n||the size of a statistical sample (which can go to infinity
|o||a circle, or possibly an ellipse (it really depends on which font you're using)|
|p||momentum (move along, nothing to see here)|
|Q||heat (and Q's vehicles always pack heat... coincidence?)|
|r||radius (it's half of d: flip r upside down and you'll see the resemblance)|
|s||second (not as in "I second that" or "the second one," but "in one second")|
|t||time (it used to be on my side, but then Morris Day took it)|
|U||union (if you don't approve of this, speak now or forever hold your peace)|
|v||velocity (you shall know mine)4|
|W||What's that? That's watt.|
|x||any damn number it wants to be|
|y||the vertical axis (where everything's on the up 'n up)|
|z||the it's-coming-straight-for-us axis (now in 3D!)|
1 I call it a smart triangle both because it's not obtuse, and because it's always right.
2 As measured by vacuuming up a firefly, followed by a miniature cop with a radar gun. Oh, and he'll need a miniature walkie-talkie, too, to radio back the findings.
3 For reference, 0 K is not OK. You've never felt such cold.
4 I reached 28mph during The Great Plummet.
This post is part of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge, hosted by Stephen Tremp and seven others. Go check out the other participants!