This is all Greek to me! On this explainer, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explain the meaning of the Greek alphabet within science.
Ever seen an equation with Greek letters all over the place? What does alpha mean? Delta? Lambda? Are they just letters for a frat? We break down what each letter means and the difference between the Greek alphabet and our own Roman alphabet. How do you spell the letter H? What words in science do we get from the greek alphabet? All that and more on another StarTalk explainer!
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About the prints that flank Neil in this video:
“Black Swan” & “White Swan” limited edition serigraph prints by Coast Salish artist Jane Kwatleematt Marston. For more information about this artist and her work, visit Inuit Gallery of Vancouver: https://inuit.com/.