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