Heisenberg, Schrodinger and Ohm

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Heisenberg, Schrodinger and ohm are in a car. They get pulled over. Heisenberg is driving and the cop asks him "Do you know how fast you were going?"

"No, but I know exactly where I am" Heisenberg replies.

The cop says "You were doing 55 in a 35." Heisenberg throws up his hands and shouts "Great! Now I'm lost!"

The cop thinks this is suspicious and orders him to pop open the trunk. He checks it out and says "Do you know you have a dead cat back here?"

"We do now, asshole!" shouts Schrodinger.

The cop moves to arrest them. Ohm resists.


Heisenberg came up with the uncertainty principle which stated that you could not simultaneously know the momentum of a particle and its position. So the joke is that he didn't know how fast he was going but he knew where he was and when the cop told him how fast he was going he no didn't where he was.

Schrodinger's cat paradox is a theoretical experiment in which a cat is put in a box with a very small amount of radioactive isotopes and a Geiger-counter (detects radioactive decay) which is hooked up to a hammer which will fall on a flask of poison if it detects radioactivity and will kill the cat. On a quantum level there is a 50-50 chance that the isotopes will decay and a 50-50 chance the cat will die. If you open the box it will cause the isotope to come out of a state of suspension and will either decay or not decay causing the cat to die or not and until you open the box and cause one of the two to happen the cat must be considered for all intents and purposes both alive and dead at the same time ( because you really don't know which it is). Hence the officer opening the trunk determined the condition of the cat ( which was dead).

Ohm's law can be very difficult to understand especially if the person trying to understand doesn't have a background in physics or basic electricity but basically  Ohm's Law is made from 3 mathematical equations that shows the relationship between electric voltage, current and resistance and the joke is about the resistant part.

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