Tuesday, July 19, 2005

You Know you're a Physicist When...

You finish your morning cup of coffee and find a resistor sitting at the bottom of your coffee mug.

3 comments:

mom said...

what the h--- is a resistor? i guess in my line of work finding something in the bottom of my coffee cup wouldn't be good!

magnetbabe said...

A resistor provides a voltage drop so that current can flow through a circuit. Just on its own it doesn't provide current so I didn't get electrocuted. They are literally a dime a dozen so we tend to be careless with them and leave the laying all over the lab.

Scott said...

I hope it didn't lower the voltage of your caffeine. Have another cup!