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29th January 2005 - cellophane — LiveJournal
the story of an invisible girl
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shadowriderhope From: shadowriderhope Date: January 29th, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
*guffaw*

I love it. Where did you find it? I'll have to print one up for my office....

But is it "Schrodinger" or "Schroedinger," or does it matter? ;)

Interestingly enough, I just ran across this, in my search for the correct spelling - an explanation in poetry.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 29th, 2005 08:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hm, good question. M-W.com has an entry for Schrödinger. I wonder if it needs the .. on top, if it's all in caps?

Actually I made it myself, that's my kitty Mocha. The quote I stumbled over years ago, probably in a sig file or something similar. It always made me laugh, and I thought it'd be a fun picture to create!
stephe From: stephe Date: January 30th, 2005 02:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Schrödinger = Schroedinger. In typesets that don't have umlauts, they are replaced with a vowel+e.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 30th, 2005 06:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ahh, that makes sense. I seem to remember that in French, capital letters don't get accents. But in asking around a bit more, it seems that the umlaut is appropriate even on a capital O, so I've updated the image. Thanks!
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