The book is from 1966, all every one cares about these days is groups this, group that (stupid Klein) , lie algebras and kin and spaces: vector space, group space, fock space.. sheesh! But its cool. I dont mind. I actually prefer it this way since i work better with abstract concepts than concrete ones, its just that everyone's trying to be all wizardly and what not.
Hey look at me, I can string a bunch of nonsensical words together to form jibberish that could easily have been said in another way to sound smart. I am guilty of this as well. [sad]. To be fair though, speaking non jargorish would entail alot of work, as in much more words required. I still blame the stupid people who made the stuff hard to learn though, if im gonna learn it then im going to make full use of it when shopping.
Me at the Grocery: I agree, the symmetry of nature makes it so that the quantity that is summed as inertia, due to interactions of this bag of rice with the universe - which remains unchanged under any transformation of coordinates - remains invariant in the truest sense of the word. I nonetheless feel I am being charged inappropriately for this purchase since this can is 99% empty space and there exists a non zero probabilty that this object will disappear! Infact, I am in danger of being charge for posessesion of a weapon of mass destruction, overcoming the coulomb barrier and reducing the cross section for distances approach within the strong force limit, starting a set of reactions and thus unleashing the total energy contained in this rice is equivalent to unleashing that of hundreds of nukes. I will be left with a bunch of carbon, hydrogen and or helium gases plus gamma radiation. Not rice. I demand a refund, simply too many risks involved in keeping this rice!
Grocer: *blank look, pushes button*
Grumpy Manager walks in "How may I help you?", I begin to repeat myself but am interrupted midway.
Manager: STFU, Nerd. Buy the food or starve!