# What are some songs in physics?

Bohemian Mechanics by Jake Ralston (goes to the tune of Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen)

Is this the real life- Is this just classical- Caught in a square well- No escape from potential walls- Open your mind To quantum mechanics and see- The particle's in, a superposition- Of many eigenstates, wave functions, Some spin up, some spin down, Phipps and Taylor's results, tells us spin's intrinsic, to e- To e- Teacher, just cut a tip, Put it in the S.T.M. Saw the tunneling current, Teacher, the tip worked so well, But now I've gone and dropped it on the floor- Teacher, ooo-, Didn't mean to call Suzanne- But she's the only one who cuts it well- Overflow, overflow, cause the current's way too high. Wavestate, time to collapse, Become an eigenstate- Of the measurement you take, Goodbye, operator- I've got to change- Gotta get inside the bra- and the ket Commutator ooo- (depends on which one goes first) You will never know, Two things when the commutator's not zero. I see a result which implies a paradox, Think it through, think it though will you do the thought experiment- Fermi calculations- very, very frightening me- Richard Feynman, Richard Feynman, Albert Einstein, Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman Q.E.D. - Relativity-- I'm just a proton with an electron- He's hydrogenic, thus fully solvable! Spare him his pride from approx-imations! Spherical, Cartesian- will you let me choose? Cartesian! No-, we must choose spherical- Let me choose- Cartesian! We must choose spherical- Let me choose- Cartesian! We must choose spherical- Let me choose- Must choose spherical- Let me choose- Must choose spherical- Let me choose- Rho, rho, rho, rho, rho, rho, rho- Sphere harmonics, sphere harmonics, sphere harmonics, superpose! Sch-rÃ¶dinger has a value put aside for me, for me, for me! So you think you can measure time and energy? So you think you can measure Ly and Lz? Oh baby- Heisenberg says no baby- There's uncertainty, there's uncertainty built in here. Nothing's really matter, E is m c squared, Nothing's really matter, nothing's really matter to me. (Anyway the spin goes...)