Here's A Limerick I Picked Up Off The Net A Few Years Back - Looks Better On Paper.
Here's a limerick I picked up off the net a few years back - looks better
| 2 3 x 3.14 3_
| z dz x cos( ----------) = ln (\/e )
Which, of course, translates to:
Integral z-squared dz
from 1 to the square root of 3
times the cosine
of three pi over 9
equals log of the cube root of 'e'.
And it's correct, too.
Doug Walker, SAS Institute
This limerick was previously posted incorrectly. The integral limit has been changed.
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