Mathletes are sexy ;)

Let me set the record straight: physics is just something that I do because sometimes weird things happen and it gets wacky and cool. Really cool (honestly, you’d be surprised). Yes it’s my major, but it’s not my passion. I’m really a math guy. Ask me math stuff.

Now you all know.

Thank you.

Hille

Today’s random Simpsons quote comes from Abe (Grandpa) Simpson:

One way to get rid of them is to tell ’em stories that don’t go anywhere. Like the time we went over to Shelbyville during the war. I wore an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time – you couldn’t get those white ones, you could only get those big yellow ones. Now where was I? Oh yeah, the important thing was I was wearing an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time, you couldnt get those…

For those of you who’ll get it…

Two mathematicians were having dinner in a restaurant, arguing about the average mathematical knowledge of the American public. One mathematician claimed that this average was woefully inadequate; the other maintained that it was surprisingly high.

"I’ll tell you what," said the cynic, "ask that waitress a simple math question. If she gets it right, I’ll pick up dinner. If not, you do." He then excused himself to visit the men’s room, and the other called the waitress over.

"When my friend comes back," he told her, "I’m going to ask you a question, and I want you to respond one third x cubed. There’s twenty bucks in it for you." She agreed.

The cynic returned from the bathroom and called the waitress over. "The food was wonderful, thank you," the mathematician started. "Incidentally, do you know what the integral of x squared is?"

The waitress looked pensive; almost pained. She looked around the room, at her feet, made gurgling noises, and finally said "Um…. one third x cubed?"

So the cynic paid the check. The waitress wheeled around, walked a few paces away, looked back at the two men, and muttered under her breath "… plus a constant."

Get it???

Salas

Today’s random Simpsons quote comes from Abe (Grandpa) Simpson:

The last time the meteors came we thought the sky was on fire. Naturally, we blamed the Irish. We hanged more ‘n a few.