### s is one-half gt-squared

#### Tom Lehrer

Introductory dialog by the Professor: Now, with your permission, I'll attempt to summarize the fundamentals that this course has tried to emphasize:

The professor The student
s is one-half gt-squared
PV equals nRT
KE is one-half mv-squared
and T is 2 pi times the square root of L/g.
I try my level best, and I cram for every test,
And I do all my work without delaying,
I'm certainly not lazy but I think I'll soon go crazy,
'Cause I don't understand a word he's saying.
I hope they overlook this course,
For why I ever took this course,
Will always be a mystery to me.
But still I wish I knew,
Just what the Dean will do,
If I don't get a C.
The force is mass
times acceleration
Yes, the force is the mass
times the acceleration, or
more precisely, the time
derivative of the linear momentum.
I think he said the force
I know that word, of course
It's all becoming clear
But it's too late, I fear.

There he goes again!
s is one-half gt-squared

PV equals nRT

KE is one-half mv-squared

and T is 2 pi times the square root of L/g.
I try my level best, and I cram for every test,
And I do all my work without delaying,
I'm certainly not lazy but I think I'll soon go crazy,
'Cause I don't understand a word he's saying.
I hope they overlook this course,
For why I ever took this course,
Will always be a mystery to me.
But still I wish I knew,
Just what the Dean will do,
If I don't get a C.
By g, by g,
Square root of L by g...

[ Repeat from second verse]
A C, a C,
If I don't get a C...

[ Repeat from second verse]