Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Different Kind of Substitution

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Watch out for depth charges.

1 comment:

Keith said...

A mathematician saw a double feature of The Matrix and Transformers and was sorely disappointed that they were not documentaries on linear algebraists. In despair she turned to graphic novels, only to find no graphs!

In the middle of a proof, Bill lost all generality and became somebody, unfortunately a zookeeper who knew nothing of algebraic number theory!

A mathematician's epiphany: Let x be . . . Just Let x be!
Some months later: Let x get a haircut and a job.

Quick, the teacher cried, I need 150 copies of this!
Try an exponent, said the snarky math student.

This exponential growth must be curtailed, or else we'll need a new definition of superscript.

PRESIDENT: Professor, the population is exploding exponentially! What should we do?
PROF: Take two logarithms and call me in a decade.