The Mathematician’s Haiku Book

a series of 17-syllable definitions
for people who probably already know what the words mean


11 thoughts on “The Mathematician’s Haiku Book

    1. definition:
      “What is it?” you ask.
      The answer to that would be
      this very haiku.

      Unfortunately, this also happens to be a definition for recursion… oh, well.

  1. Pythagoras’s other observation

    Two consecutive
    triangular numbers sum
    to a perfect square

    (the illustrative cartoon is left as an exercise for the instructor)

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