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Math is funny

February 9, 2008

One of the reasons I love mathematics so much is because it always makes me laugh.

When teaching probability the standard examples all involve balls.  There’s nothing quite as funny as standing at the front of a classroom filled with college students saying the word balls over and over again.  And if that isn’t amusing enough, the balls are always colored red and blue.   I laugh even thinking about it.

We also coin some very interesting terms.  For instance, “almost everywhere” is an actual term that is defined and used.  As in, the set X has property P almost everywhere.  Another example is the following title of a paper I just stumbled across, Fuzzy isomorphism and the quotient of fuzzy subpolygroups. 

How is a person supposed to get any serious work done with all these balls and fuzzy isomorphisms almost everywhere!

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  1. February 9, 2008 11:15 pm

    Haha! I thought math was funny because it was funny-boring. 🙂

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