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The best math joke ever.

  1. Sep 14, 2003 #1

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    Q: How does a mathematician deal with constipation?

    A: He works it out with a pencil.

    - Warren
     
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    When Newton invented his calculus (fluxions), he wrote them with dots over the letters of the variables (fluents) he was deriving. So, x with a dot over it meant the rate of change of x with respect to time. Pretty soon the equations started to fill up with dots, looking like flyspecks on the page.

    That was before (pronounce this!) DDT.
     
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