You're too much of a mathematician if

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... if the following happens:

At the quesiton period after a Dirac lecture at the University of Toronto, somebody in the audience remarked: "Professor Dirac, I do not understand how you derived the formula on the top left side of the blackboard."
"This is not a question," snapped Dirac, "it is a statement. Next question, please."
 
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... if the following happens:

At the quesiton period after a Dirac lecture at the University of Toronto, somebody in the audience remarked: "Professor Dirac, I do not understand how you derived the formula on the top left side of the blackboard."
"This is not a question," snapped Dirac, "it is a statement. Next question, please."
Alex Trebek is too much of a mathematician?
 
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Alex Trebek is too much of a mathematician?
Yes, he is :biggrin:
 
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I can't remember it off hand, but there is at least one mathematical term that I use in everyday conversation, because there isn't an 'ordinary' English word that carries precisely the meaning I intend.

I find I use "if and only if"
 
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if you don't think of ice cream anymore when you hear someone say, "(a variable) over pi"
 
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write pi as a infinite series....
 
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Oops...no , now thats a real mathematician considring this 1:

You are a mathematician if you say 'A', write 'B' but mean 'C':biggrin:

What if I say 'A', write 'B' but mean 'A', then I'm too much of a ....?
 

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