# What is the meaning of the third derivative printed on this T-shirt?

Don't be a $\frac{d^3x}{dt^3}$

What does it all mean?

• So that's a shirt that specifically asks mathematicians and physicists to not be jerks? Because...? Mar 17, 2013 at 16:23
• Mar 17, 2013 at 20:06
• This question is not that bad, it is about the physical meaning of the time derivate of the acceleration and therefore a legitimate physics question. So it need not to be closed or something as certain people claim ... Mar 17, 2013 at 20:50
• An oxymoronic T shirt? :-) Mar 18, 2013 at 8:25
• At first, I thought, "Don't be a jolt", what does that mean? Then, I remembered that in some countries, it is called "jerk". Jun 22, 2013 at 5:32