The Old Wolf wrote:As a linguist, I flunked out of Calculus in my first year of college, barring me forever from my long-dreamed-of medical career. But linguistics is not all bad. I can conjugate verbs in half a dozen languages faster than I'll ever understand integration, but this formula I will never forget:
A linguist can't ever forget a limerick: clean, dirty, or technical.
Integral zee squared dee zee,
From one to the cube root of three,
Times the cosine
Of three Pi over nine
Equals log of the cube root of e!
I'm told the equation evaluates to 1/3; I'll take the word of my math-enabled friends on that point.
Old Wolf's post reminds me of an old non-calculus limerick.
The image is at mathurl-dot-com/af8u7ct.png (This board won't let me post a link or an image!)
Since I can't post an image, if you don't want to look for it, here it is in linear notation...
(12 + 144 + 20 + 3(4^0.5)) / 7 + 5(11) = 9^2 + 0
Plus three times the square root of four
Divided by seven
Plus five times eleven
Is nine squared, and not a bit more!