If you like The Big Bang Theory, you might like this youtube parody video:
“When four geniuses (Sheldon, Leonard, Raj, & Howard) realize that the only boobs they ever see are in their Slavegirl Space Princess wet dreams, they do the math and cum up with an equation for attracting horny young women! With a huge comic-book convention coming up, they only have a short amount of time to try out the formula on their beautiful blonde neighbor Penny, their hot co-workers, and slutty cosplay girls. Will they have enough time to find some good Mario costumes for the show?”
This website let’s you search for your relationship to other mathematicians (assuming you have a Ph.D.).
For those who haven’t heard of this yet, the freshman’s dream is given to the (common) error:
(x + y)n = xn + yn,
where n is usually a positive integer greater than 1 (can be real too). You’d be surprised how many university students make this mistake! Simplying looking at n=2 shows why it doesn’t work in general: (x + y)2 = x2 + 2xy + y2. However, there is a theorem referred to as the “Freshman’s Dream” which says if p is a prime number, and x,y are members of a commutative ring of characteristic p, then (x + y)p = xp + yp.
The sophomore’s dream is used for the following identity:
This formula was discovered in 1697 by J. Bernoulli. The sophomore’s dream seems too good to be true (like the freshman’s dream), but is in fact true!
Click to see it in action. (via Reddit)
Check out this youtube video about the epic battle between P and NP
In this game the goal is to fill in the pieces with at most 4 colors. Two pieces that touch can’t share the same color. The game is mathematically interesting since the Four Color Theorem says that for any such ‘map’, four colors is enough.
Silly graph about math jokes
Silly Comic About 0
Silly Rotation “Proof”
How many ways are there to tie your shoes?
Depends on the shoes, but Ian has done some calculations (under certain assumptions) to show there are over 2 trillion ways!
Mathematician, Burkard Polster, published an article in the journal Nature (December 2002) about the mathematics of shoe lacing. His calculation for the number of ‘real-world’ lacing methods (of a shoe with 12 eyelets) is 43,200. He also has a shoe lace book that is published by the AMS.
Here are some quotes from famous people regarding mathematicians:
A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems. (Paul Erdős)
A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn’t there. (Charles Darwin)
A person who can, within a year, solve x2 – 92y2 = 1 is a mathematician. (Brahmagupta)
Mathematicians, like cows in the dark, all look alike to me. (Abraham Flexner)
Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them, they translate it into their own language, and forthwith it means something entirely different. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
Medicine makes people ill, mathematics make them sad and theology makes them sinful. (Martin Luther)