An engineer, a physicist, and a mathematician are working, when a small fire breaks out in front of their offices.
The engineer panics and grabs the fire extinguisher, spraying it everywhere, putting out the fire, but causing extra damage in the process.
The physicist runs some quick calculations, and uses just enough to put out the fire.
The mathematician sees the fire, looks over to the fire extinguisher and says “a solution exists!” then returns to his office.
A physicist, a biologist and a mathematician are sitting in a street café watching people entering and leaving the house on the other side of the street.
First they see two people entering the house. Time passes. After a while they notice three people leaving the house. » Read more
Mathematics is difficult to many, but it sometimes can be fun as well. And luckily, there are creative and gifted people who never stop from making the subject light and funny. In this post, we look at some of the funny math sites on the web, particularly those who publish math web comics. Enjoy browsing the list!
1. XKCD – XKCD is a web comic of romance, sarcasm, and language. Among the three, I think sarcasm is the most successful (lol). In its home page, it says that “This comic occasionally contains strong language (which may not be suitable for children), unusual humor (which maybe unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which maybe unsuitable for liberal arts majors).” A web comic of sarcasm indeed.
2. (x,why?) – A math comic sites written by Chris Burke. The blog also contains some math jokes and also serious math sometimes. Mr. Burke usually allows bloggers to use his comics on blogs (I asked him two years ago) as long as you ask his permission. » Read more
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.
Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them, they translate it into their own language, and forthwith it means something entirely different. — Goethe
A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn’t there. (Charles R Darwin)
Old mathematicians never die; they just lose some of their functions. » Read more