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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

'There once was a ....'


Just a little more frivolity today... ICYMI, this bit of fun has been bouncing around the Web for about a year (not sure where it originated?) -- a (true) mathematical formula that creates its own mathy limerick :-):
If you like that one, here's a more complex one taken off of "Futility Closet" many years ago:







Translated:
The integral z-squared dz
From one to the cube root of three
Times the cosine
Of three pi over nine
Equals log of the cube root of e.


...And if that all puts you into a limericky mood, the below page has a good many more of a scientific-bent to enjoy:

http://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/features/limericks/finalists.cfm

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