There once was a number named pi

Who frequently liked to get high.

All he did every day

Was sit in his room and play

With his imaginary friend named i.

There once was a number named e

Who took way too much LSD.

She thought she was great.

But that fact we must debate;

We know she wasn’t greater than 3.

A mathematician confided

That the M”obius band is one-sided

And you’ll get quite a laugh

If you cut one in half

‘Cause it stays in one piece when divided.

A mathematician named Klein

Thought the M”obius band was divine

Said he: If you glue

The edges of two

You’ll get a weird bottles like mine.

There was a young fellow named Fisk,

A swordsman, exceedingly brisk.

So fast was his action,

The Lorentz contraction

Reduced his rapier to a disk.

‘Tis a favorite project of mine

A new value of pi to assign.

I would fix it at 3

For it’s simpler, you see,

Than 3 point 1 4 1 5 9

Pi goes on and on and on …

And e is just as cursed.

I wonder: Which is larger

When their digits are reversed?

If (1+x) (real close to 1)

Is raised to the power of 1

Over x, you will find

Here’s the value defined:

2.718281…

Integral z-squared dz

from 1 to the cube root of 3

times the cosine

of three pi over 9

equals log of the cube root of ‘e’.

A burleycque dancer, a pip

Named Virginia, could peel in a zip;

But she read science fiction

and died of constriction

Attempting a Moebius strip.

A conjecture both deep and profound

Is whether the circle is round;

In a paper by Erdo”s,

written in Kurdish,

A counterexample is found.

There once was a log named Lynn

Whose life was devoted to sin.

She came from a tree

Whose base was shaped like an e.

She’s the most natural log I’ve seen.

On the air of the beginning of

“Dancing with the Moonlit Knight”, by the English prog-band Genesis, you can have Euler’s formula in rhyme:“Can you tell me where my digits lie?”

said a sad pi to his true friend i.

“You lie upon me”

cried the base called e

“and we, plus one, equal nil lying by”.

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