Sunday, May 04, 2008

A Math Romance


A little math humor--courtesy of a former student. Picture from http://xkcd.com/55/--(he's got some really cute cartoons on the site.)

They integrated from the very point of origin. Her curves were continuous, and even though he was odd, he was a real number. The day their lines first intersected, they became an ordered pair. From then on it was a continuous function. They were both in their prime, so in next to no time they were horizontal and parallel. She was awed by the magnitude of his perpendicular line, and he was amazed by her conical projections. "Bisect my angle!" she postulated each time she reached her local maximum. He taught her the chain rule as she implicitly defined the amplitude of his simple harmonic motion. They underwent multiple rotations of their axes, until at last they reached the vertex, the critical point, their finite limit. After that they slept like logs. Later she found him taking a right-handed limit, that was a problem, because it was an improper form. He meanwhile had realized that she was irrational, not to mention square. She approached her ex, so they diverged.

3 comments:

jose said...

A good morning read if I ever read one. Thanks!

Curmudgeon said...

Please edit the link to include the true origin:
http://xkcd.com/55/

And try this one on for size:
http://xkcd.com/123/

Anonymous said...

Maybe there's something to those pocket protectors. That was hot!

Schoolgal