Glossary of Misused Physics Terms

A Glossary of Frequently Misused or Misunderstood Physics Terms and Concepts. By Donald E. Simanek, Lock Haven University.

A term that is missing is “Exponential”. It is getting more and more common in use, even on tv news, often used as “X is exponentially large”.

This really bothers me, as exponential is about a rate of change, not just a large number. So, boys and girls, the correct usage should be something like “X is getting exponentially larger with Y”.

Author: minustwofish

I am a quantum physicist.

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