Yarr, ye scurvy dogs. Me here talkin’ pirate, seeing as it’s talk like a Pirate day (Thanks Todd) and me thinkin what would Pirate’s physics must look like. Being prone to long explanations and other yarring expletives, methinks we shall talk about proper designs of planks fer walking the plank.
Seeing as planks are ye olde version of good ole trampolines, we should be talking about trampolines and other springy designs to entertain the pirate, modern and old, yarr. And we be seein’ you turned into chum, yarr. So stay hooked fer we wil talk endlessly about our honorary Pirate, ye olde Robert Hooke, friend and chum of ye olde Captain Hook.
So we here be talking about Hooke’s famous Plank law:
which explaineth how much a Plank bends (), given a weight of a person made to stand at the end of the plank. Where describes how good the plank is for bending. And which should not be confused with Captain Hook’s plank law: Peter Pan must walk the plank. Nor should it be confused by anything associated to a certain Planck (who is not a pirate nor a plank).
Also, seeing as planks bending is similar to spring bending, we here give the Hooke’s law for springs
where is the force applied to the spring, is how much the spring is pressed against a wall by your brute force strength as a means to extort some pirate’s booty and is how much the spring is willing to resist your attempts.
We here be thinking that Hooke’s law bein’ so simple that even a pirate can write it, we here be declaring Robert Hooke an honorary Pirate, and we be naming our ship Hooke’s hook in his honor and that any material who is subject to Hooke’s law be called a Hookean material and any person subject to Hook’s law be made to walk the plank. Aye.
Seein as I am tired already of talkin’ so much equations, we here be wishing you a happy talk like a pirate day. Arrr.