- An engineer, a physicist, and a mathematician find themselves in an
anecdote, indeed an anecdote quite similar to many that you have no
doubt already heard.

After some observations and rough calcula... - A person who can, within a year, solve x^2 - 92y^2 = 1 is a mathematician." -- Brahmagupta
- Math and Alcohol don't mix, so...
PLEASE DON'T DRINK AND DERIVE
Then there's every parent's scream when their child walks into the
room dazed and staggering

OH NO...YOU'VE BEEN TAKING DERIVATIVES!... - MADD = Mathematicians Against Drunk Deriving
- This limerick was previously posted incorrectly.
The integral limit has been changed.

] Here's a limerick I picked up off the net a few years back - looks better on paper.... - This poem was written by John Saxon (an author of math textbooks).

((12 + 144 + 20 + (3 * 4^(1/2))) / 7) + (5 * 11) = 9^2 + 0 Or for those who have trouble with the poem... - Tis a favorite project of mine
A new value of pi to assign.

I would fix it at 3 For it's simpler, you see, Than 3 point 1 4 1 5 9.... - If inside a circle a line
Hits the center and goes spine to spine
And the line's length is "d"
the circumference will be
d times 3.

14159... - If (1+x) (real close to 1)
Is raised to the power of 1
Over x, you will find
Here's the value defined

2.718281...... - 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....