# You're too much of a mathematician if ...

by Edgardo
Tags: mathematician
 P: 685 Hi all, I thought it would be funny to open a thread like this. So feel free to post! You're too much of a mathematician if ... ... if you think that "epsilon < 0" is funny.
 P: 2,046 IF you think? It is funny.
 P: 19 omg I didn't understand it, thank God..!!
 P: 858 You're too much of a mathematician if ... ...if you think that the x-component of the vector formed by your instructors mustache is at its largest value at $$\cos \theta = 1$$
 P: 2,179 ... if you think the reason the downtown area is called the center is because everyone commutes there.
 P: 233 .. you can (finally) tell a doughnut from a coffee mug.
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 Quote by Thrice .. you can (finally) tell a doughnut from a coffee mug.
Wouldn't you be a normal person if you can do that?
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 Quote by Oblef omg I didn't understand it, thank God..!!
lol, i didn't understand the first one either

but the others are pretty funny so far
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PF Gold
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 Quote by neutrino Wouldn't you be a normal person if you can do that?
The "finally" is important.

...if you deny that there can be such a thing as "too much of a mathematician"... and subsequently disappear in a puff of logic.
 Sci Advisor HW Helper P: 2,020 Maybe it should've been: ...if you can't tell a doughnut from a coffee mug.
 P: 49 ...if you use the word "trivial" or "evident" more than once a day
 PF Gold P: 973 ...if you think .999999999=1
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 Quote by Lisa! ...if you think .999999999=1
You see, now that would be an engineer/physicist.

I presume you meant 0.9999999... = 1.
PF Gold
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 Quote by neutrino You see, now that would be an engineer/physicist. I presume you meant 0.9999999... = 1.
Oops...no , now thats a real mathematician considring this 1:

You are a mathematician if you say 'A', write 'B' but mean 'C'
 P: 792 If you begin a day to day argument: " For all x such that..."
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 Quote by Lisa! Oops...no , now thats a real mathematician considring this 1: You are a mathematician if you say 'A', write 'B' but mean 'C'
that one is good
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 Quote by TeTeC ...if you use the word "trivial" or "evident" more than once a day
I would add "there exists" to that list!

My favorite one so far is jimmysnyder's.
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 Quote by Lisa! Oops...no , now thats a real mathematician considring this 1: You are a mathematician if you say 'A', write 'B' but mean 'C'
The professors dilemma: He says 'A', he writes 'B', he means 'C', but it should really be 'D'.

Comes from Polya's How to Solve It

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