Ooba Dooba. This makes me feel that there is, in fact, a God, the creator. He/she/it made the universe in such a way that after 14 billion years it would give rise to us. Just so we could discover this.

Reminds me in a way of Contact (the Carl Sagan novel, not the movie) where hidden messages were eventually discovered billions and billions of decimal places into Pi and other constants.

The reactions are stupid. The limericks are kind of clever, almost (the first one is pretty well-known), but “THE HECK HECK HECK HECCCCCKKKKKKKK”? Relax, dude, it’s just math set to rhyme!

That said, David Morin’s got the best limericks.

a is dv by dt.
Is this useful? There’s no guarantee.
If it leads to “oh heck”s
take dv by dx
and then write out its product with v.

It doesn’t come up often, but isn’t it fucking exciting that dv/dt = v·dv/dx? That’s actually just chain rule. You generally have v as a function of t, right? Well, if you write it as a function of x, which is itself a function of t, you have v(x(t)). So, if you want dv/dt, you have to use the chain rule and you get dv/dx·dx/dt. And dx/dt = v, giving us the required identity. I don’t recall ever actually having to use this. I’m sure there were some physics problems freshman year where this came up. Maybe it’s useful to simplify certain differential equations or something?

When you double major math with literature

Brilliant!

Natural log?

I feel sick

This is beautiful

I definitely read this in Karl Kasell’s voice. I would get a land line and answering machine just to have that man’s voice on it.

there once was a man from Nantucket…

they’d burn this fucker at the stake 500 years ago

This is great

Did I just have a stroke?

>Times the cosine

Of three pi over nine

Does not scan well.

>Times the cosine

Of three pi on nine

There, that’s better.

Ooba Dooba. This makes me feel that there is, in fact, a God, the creator. He/she/it made the universe in such a way that after 14 billion years it would give rise to us. Just so we could discover this.

Reminds me in a way of Contact (the Carl Sagan novel, not the movie) where hidden messages were eventually discovered billions and billions of decimal places into Pi and other constants.

It’s “zed” though 🙂

$

frac{12+144+20+3sqrt{4}}{7} + 5times 11 = 9^2 + 0

$

Did Euler write this? Or was it Gauss?

SIIIIIIIIIIIIICK

…and *naught a bit more.

This post and comments hurt my head

Is the lawn* of the cube root of e

I think a discussion on the difference between a limerick and poetry is in order.

My mind wants to read this as a “Cross-product”……..

I wholeheartedly hate poetry. But this is awesome. Found my new favorite poem

I only regret, that I have but one upvote to give to this post

Everyone is desperate to up vote math stuff to seem smart

Except the letter is zed not zee…haha

Two plus two is four, minus one is three, quick maths!

Yeah so I read this as “Meth” no “Math” and spent the whole post looking for drugs

The “kick it up a notch” one is bad, stilted. First one is solid, though.

The reactions are stupid. The limericks are kind of clever, almost (the first one is pretty well-known), but “THE HECK HECK HECK HECCCCCKKKKKKKK”? Relax, dude, it’s just math set to rhyme!

That said, David Morin’s got the best limericks.

a is dv by dt.

Is this useful? There’s no guarantee.

If it leads to “oh heck”s

take dv by dx

and then write out its product with v.

It doesn’t come up often, but isn’t it fucking exciting that dv/dt = v·dv/dx? That’s actually just chain rule. You generally have v as a function of t, right? Well, if you write it as a function of x, which is itself a function of t, you have v(x(t)). So, if you want dv/dt, you have to use the chain rule and you get dv/dx·dx/dt. And dx/dt = v, giving us the required identity. I don’t recall ever actually having to use this. I’m sure there were some physics problems freshman year where this came up. Maybe it’s useful to simplify certain differential equations or something?

*Natural log of the cube root of e

Those endings were fucking terrible.

HECK HECK OMFG SJSKBSHSMS I CANT JSKWKDHEKJSBISBSJE LOOK SJISKSHDKSOSBSJOS

*autistic screeching*

The last one isn’t a Limerick. Reeee