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How to prove it

Proof by vigorous handwaving:     Works well in a classroom or seminar setting. Proof by forward reference:     Reference is usually to a forthcoming paper of the author, which is often not as forthcoming as at first. Proof by funding:     How could three different government agencies be wrong? Proof by example:     The author …

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Hilarious Math Jokes

Q: What’s nutritious and commutes?An Abelian soup. Q: What’s hot, chunky, and acts on a polygon?Dihedral soup. Q: What’s sour, yellow, and equivalent to the axiom of choice?Zorn’s lemon. Q: What is brown, furry, runs to the sea, and is equivalent to the axiom of choice?Zorn’s lemming.Q: What do you get if you cross a …

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How mathematicians do it…

Aerodynamicists do it in drag. Algebraists do it by symbolic manipulation. Algebraists do it in a ring, in fields, in groups. Analysts do it continuously and smoothly. Applied mathematicians do it by computer simulation.Banach spacers do it completely. Bayesians do it with improper priors. Catastrophe theorists do it falling off part of a sheet. Combinatorics …

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Funny Math Limericks

There once was a number named piWho frequently liked to get high.All he did every dayWas sitting in his room and playWith his imaginary friend named i. There once was a number named eWho 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 …

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