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Song Parodies -> "Maxwell's Four Equations"

Original Song Title:

"Maxwell's Silver Hammer"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"Maxwell's Four Equations"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

Tommy was a-whimsical
studying things electrical
in the HUT
to be an engineer that was his dre-e-e-e-am
I read the chemistry
for metal industry
that's the stuff for me
playing rock and roll in the e-e-e-ve-nings

And when I practised in the band
he just read his books -

Wham! Bam! Maxwell's four equations
hard stuff for the geeks
Clang! Dang! Maxwell's four equations
good for only freaks

Exami--nation day
I could hear Tommy say
"Will I get it through?
Electric theory is hard for su-u-u-u-re!
Fields and the quadrupoles
amperes, volts and ohms
they do not amuse
anymore of that and I'll blow the fuse!"

And as he went to the lecturing hall
I could hear him sing -

"Wham! Bam! Maxwell's four equations
swell out off my ears,
Clang! Dang! Maxwell's four equations
they are your worst fear!"

Back in the home again
Tom, he was in the pain
wishing he was dead
Exam, it was a dread - didn't know if he passed
I poured him some wine
said "I think you did fine"
you will get it through
you will see it soon, you''l get A's neat and fast"

Wham! Bam! Maxwell's four equations
they are stuff so deep -
Clang! Dang! Maxwell's four equations
he could spell out in his sleep

Wham! Bam! Maxwell's four equations
they've stuck in Tommy's head
Clang! Dang! Maxwell's four equations
he'll remember until he's dead!

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 3

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Callmelennie - January 30, 2014 - Report this comment
So, Susanna, what you seem to be saying here is that four calculus-level equations from some physicist named Maxwell form the foundations of all electrodynamics. The things you can learn from a Beatles Song parody!!
Joseph - February 02, 2014 - Report this comment
My college physics book actually referred to them in one place as Maxwell's Wonderful Equations. For what it's worth, the author was Serway.

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