## Comment Re: OT Re:legalism is a crap philosophy. (Score 1) 576

Hi, AC. Yes, I understood what I wrote. Where the exponent in a function is a constant (in this case 2), that function is polynomial. An exponential function has the **parameter in the exponent**. The energy in a collision is *not* an exponential function of the speed. Sheesh, Slashdot used to be populated with geeks!

You can brush up yourself, at http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ExponentialGrowth.html