Limericks for Mathematicians Ben Orlin Cartoons March 15, 2017 1 Minute Share this:FacebookTwitterMoreEmailLike this:Like Loading... Taggedlimericksmathematical rhymesthere once was a function named gthere once was a vector named u Published March 15, 2017
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ROTFLMAO! But I think you meant “plane,” not “plain” in the first limerick.
If the domain is a plane, shouldn’t it be g of (x,y) equals c?
Not if referring to the land form? That’s how I read it, but it would work either way 🙂
This is FANTASTIC – I wish I’d thought of this to while away the hours in class oh so many years ago!!!
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Some think that math’s just too mental,
and feel math’s the opposite of gentle.
But to them I say nay,
I see it, like pi, transcendental.
Great post. I now am writing math limericks and getting great reactions from both math people and non-math people. A lot of fun! Thank you. Again another great post!!
Amazing post ☺
Here are some, which you inspired me to write:
Two circles surrounding a square
Was more than the poor thing could bear.
It made itself fetal
‘Til planar was hedral.
Cylindrical nets are a snare!
Isometry! Great celebration!
But tragedy followed elation,
When off of the grid
The image got slid.
The pre-image — Lost in translation.
A circle can hardly afford
To argue with segments, good Lord!
When a disc meets a line
It is far more refined
When instead it is seeking a chord.
Love this!!! I’m an English teacher but I’m going to share this with my math teacher friends
Love love this.
So happy to have found it.
Best of all, now I know how to pronounce Godel. I never would have guessed that rhymed with hurdle.
The more I read this, the more I enjoy!!
There once was a circular guy,
With a radius long as his thigh,
He went to the shop
And went for a chop
And receive a large blueberry pie!
that’s really very funny. cheers