7 May 2009 - Chinese physics

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The Next Einstein Plans Ahead

Is that k supposed to be a wavenumber, or thermal conductivity, or is it Boltzmann’s Constant? Or does it just mean a thousand? If we switched physics over to Chinese characters, there’d be enough symbols for every purpose, and as a side benefit we could really put the older generation in its place.

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