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19th May '16 12:45:18 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''RockosModernLife'' in an episode where Rocko keeps being late for work. While he gets berated for it by his boss, there's a flipchart in the background that contains, amongst other things, a clipart of a clock followed by a plus-minus sign and a square root containing "MC" and a clipart of a hammer.

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* In ''RockosModernLife'' ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' in an episode where Rocko keeps being late for work. While he gets berated for it by his boss, there's a flipchart in the background that contains, amongst other things, a clipart of a clock followed by a plus-minus sign and a square root containing "MC" and a clipart of a hammer.
11th May '16 7:33:53 PM Phys101
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And then there's the big sigma (∑), the summation symbol. Nothing says smart like a big ol' sigma. There's also big pi (Π) notation (the symbol for a direct product).

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And then there's the big sigma (∑), the summation symbol. Nothing says smart like a big ol' sigma. There's also big pi (Π) notation (the symbol for a direct product).
multiplicative version of the big sigma).
14th Mar '16 9:29:53 AM STARcasticOreo
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** Earlier in the same episode, the board was filled with calculations that Einstein had given up on in frustration...one of them being "H20=WET".

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** Earlier **Earlier in the same episode, the board was filled with calculations that Einstein had given up on in frustration...one of them being "H20=WET"."H2O=WET".
14th Mar '16 9:28:55 AM STARcasticOreo
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**Earlier in the same episode, the board was filled with calculations that Einstein had given up on in frustration...one of them being "H20=WET".
28th Feb '16 2:23:42 PM nombretomado
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* Considering that the show ''NUMB3RS'' has, well, numbers as its unique gimmick, it would be pretty insulting if this were the case. They keep a mathematician on staff who writes all of the equations seen.
* For the physics class scenes in ''[[ThirdRockFromTheSun 3rd Rock From The Sun]]'', much of Dick's dialogue was written by ''Elegant Universe'' author Dr. Brian Greene.
* Seriously averted with ''TheBigBangTheory'', who have a [[http://thebigblogtheory.wordpress.com theoretical physics professor]] on-staff at all times. Not only are all of the equations shown in the programme entirely correct (''and'' used in the correct contexts to boot), but some of the ones that are shown (especially displayed in the background on Sheldon and Leonard's whiteboards in their apartment) are actual assignments that the university professor sets to his physics students the week before. They can actually watch the show '''''and''''' learn at the same time!

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* Considering that the show ''NUMB3RS'' ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'' has, well, numbers as its unique gimmick, it would be pretty insulting if this were the case. They keep a mathematician on staff who writes all of the equations seen.
* For the physics class scenes in ''[[ThirdRockFromTheSun 3rd Rock From The Sun]]'', ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'', much of Dick's dialogue was written by ''Elegant Universe'' author Dr. Brian Greene.
* Seriously averted with ''TheBigBangTheory'', ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', who have a [[http://thebigblogtheory.wordpress.com theoretical physics professor]] on-staff at all times. Not only are all of the equations shown in the programme entirely correct (''and'' used in the correct contexts to boot), but some of the ones that are shown (especially displayed in the background on Sheldon and Leonard's whiteboards in their apartment) are actual assignments that the university professor sets to his physics students the week before. They can actually watch the show '''''and''''' learn at the same time!
18th Feb '16 12:50:38 PM pittsburghmuggle
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** The opening sequence averts this by having the equation "3+3=6" float past.
18th Feb '16 12:48:44 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* [[UsefulNotes/Pornography Pornographic]] films dealing with [[HotForTeacher teacher/student relationships]] will often [[http://blackboardsinporn.blogspot.com/ invoke this trope]] in the background in classroom settings.

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* [[UsefulNotes/Pornography [[UsefulNotes/{{Pornography}} Pornographic]] films dealing with [[HotForTeacher teacher/student relationships]] will often [[http://blackboardsinporn.blogspot.com/ invoke this trope]] in the background in classroom settings.
18th Feb '16 12:48:26 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* Pornographic films dealing with [[HotForTeacher teacher/student relationships]] will often [[http://blackboardsinporn.blogspot.com/ invoke this trope]] in the background in classroom settings.
** Admittedly for college age (ie legal to have sex) students, E=mc[--[[superscript:2]]--] is a reasonable equation for the coursework. Sometimes [[LazyArtist the person just gets lazy]] and simply writes "1+2=3" on the chalkboard which really gets your FridgeLogic going. Of course you're not supposed to be ''paying attention'' to the chalkboard...

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* Pornographic [[UsefulNotes/Pornography Pornographic]] films dealing with [[HotForTeacher teacher/student relationships]] will often [[http://blackboardsinporn.blogspot.com/ invoke this trope]] in the background in classroom settings.
** Admittedly for college age (ie legal to have sex) students, E=mc[--[[superscript:2]]--] is a reasonable equation for the coursework. Sometimes [[LazyArtist the person just gets lazy]] and simply writes "1+2=3" on the chalkboard which really gets your FridgeLogic going. Of course ''[[DistractedByTheSexy you're not supposed to be ''paying attention'' paying attention to the chalkboard...chalkboard]]''...
25th Dec '15 12:25:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGgx4eRCthI#t=41m13s One segment]][[note]]It's at 43:28 in the ''AMV Hell 4''[[/note]] for FanFic/AMVHell focused on a slow crawl across a blackboard covered with math equations in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Halfway through the piece, we hear the Kevin Spacey in ''SupermanReturns'' "WRONG!", and as the music is swapped out for KingMissile's "Equivalencies", all the errors on the board are pointed out with red marker. Humorously, the segment also points out that although one solution does several things wrong, it ends up at the right answer anyway.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGgx4eRCthI#t=41m13s One segment]][[note]]It's at 43:28 in the ''AMV Hell 4''[[/note]] for FanFic/AMVHell focused on a slow crawl across a blackboard covered with math equations in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Halfway through the piece, we hear the Kevin Spacey in ''SupermanReturns'' "WRONG!", and as the music is swapped out for KingMissile's Music/KingMissile's "Equivalencies", all the errors on the board are pointed out with red marker. Humorously, the segment also points out that although one solution does several things wrong, it ends up at the right answer anyway.
19th Dec '15 4:32:55 PM Ugolino
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* Inverted by ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', where every time we see Morty's math problems (Morty is a high schooler), they appear to be basic single-digit addition and subtraction problems.
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