## The difference between engineers, physicists, and mathematicians

An engineer thinks that his equations are an approximation to reality. A physicist thinks reality is an approximation to his equations. A mathematician doesn’t care.

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# Math Jokes

## The difference between engineers, physicists, and mathematicians

## Happy face math – CHEAT SHEET

## Quick math joke

## Crazy math joke – lesson for all you undergrads

## Jokes: Top 10 excuses for not doing your homework!

## How to prove it

## Math Songs – A Calculus Carol

## Hilarious Math Jokes

An engineer thinks that his equations are an approximation to reality. A physicist thinks reality is an approximation to his equations. A mathematician doesn’t care.

You might have seen this before, it seems to have made its way around the internet. It’s called Charlie Smith’s Happy Face Math: Cheat Sheet: First Column: 1st one is the inverse (ie, upside down) 2nd one is being squared (hence the square) 3rd one is being cubed (hence the cube) 4th one is …

Saw this joke on the xkcd forums today posed by Pippin: Two of my friends in math class today: “Dude, our slope is so undefined!” “Straight up, bro.” Spoiler hint: What is the slope of a horizontal straight line? Another one from that forum: Why don’t jokes work in base 8? Because 7 10 11.

Let this be a lesson to all the undergrads who think they should get part marks for having a correct answer: In a mental hospital, three patients are up for release. The Doctor decides to give them a test. He turns to the first guy and asks, “What is three times three?” “274,” the guy …

10. It’s Fermat’s birthday 9. I didn’t know whether “i” is the square root of -1 or “i” is the square root of -1. 8. I accidentally divided by 0 and my paper burst into flames. 7. I had too much pie and got sick. 6. I could only get arbitrarily close to my textbook. …

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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 …

Written by: Denis Gannon (to the tune of “Oh, Christmas Tree”) Oh, Calculus; Oh, Calculus, How tough are both your branches. Oh, Calculus; Oh, Calculus, To pass what are my chances? Derivatives I cannot take, At integrals my fingers shake. Oh, Calculus; Oh, Calculus, How tough are both your branches. Oh, Calculus; Oh, Calculus, Your …

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 …