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soroban

Well-known member
Feb 2, 2012
409

. . . . A Mathematical Limerick


[tex]\int^{\sqrt[3]{3}}_1 z^2\,dz \times \cos\left(\frac{3\times\pi}{9}\right) \;=\;\ln\left(\sqrt[3]{e}\right)[/tex]


Integral [tex]z[/tex]-squared [tex]dz[/tex]
From one to the cube root of three
. . Times the cosine
. . Of three pi over nine
Equals log of the cube root of [tex]e.[/tex]
 

topsquark

Well-known member
MHB Math Helper
Aug 30, 2012
1,123
These aren't nearly the same quality as Soroban's, but I like them.

A Mathematician confided
That a Moebus band is one-sided.
And you'll get quite a laugh
If you cut it in half
For it stays in one piece when divided!

A conjecture both deep and profound
Is whether the circle is round?
In a paper by Erdo"s
Written in Kurdish
A counter-example is found.

And finally:
A Mathematician named Klein
Thought the Moebus band was divine.
Said he "If you glue
The edges of two
You'll get a weird bottle like mine."

-Dan
 

soroban

Well-known member
Feb 2, 2012
409

Here are a few limericks I wrote in college.
I posted them before at some site (this one?)
and they were censored by a moderator.
I don't understand why . . . others were rhyming
"infinity" and "virginity". .Mine were no more
suggestive.


To a tightrope walker named Zekund
The "a" due to gravity beckoned.
. . His performance was great
. . At about 9.8
m/sec2.


A young topologist named Crottle
Poured water into a Klein bottle.
. . When asked, "Do you doubt
. . That some will run out?"
He replied, "No, I don't. Quite a lot'll."


There was a young lady named Liszt
Whose mouth had a funny half-twist.
. . She'd turned both her lips
. . Into Moebius strips.
'Til she's kissed you, you haven't been kissed.
 

Opalg

MHB Oldtimer
Staff member
Feb 7, 2012
2,702
I came across this in one of the Sunday papers:

A friend who's in liquor production
Has a still, of ingenious construction,
The alcohol boils
Through old magnet coils,
He says that it's proof by induction.
 

Deveno

Well-known member
MHB Math Scholar
Feb 15, 2012
1,967

. . . . A Mathematical Limerick


[tex]\int^{\sqrt[3]{3}}_1 z^2\,dz \times \cos\left(\frac{3\times\pi}{9}\right) \;=\;\ln\left(\sqrt[3]{e}\right)[/tex]


Integral [tex]z[/tex]-squared [tex]dz[/tex]
From one to the cube root of three
. . Times the cosine
. . Of three pi over nine
Equals log of the cube root of [tex]e.[/tex]
On Soroban's post, a word:
I know that it may sound absurd,
But try as I might,
(I admit I'm not bright)
I only can reckon a third.