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Friday, November 19, 2010

Math Poems 3


  Newton's Maxims
The colors all add up to white.
You'll weigh less at some lofty height.
Law two says it's smart
When you crash in your cart
To hold tight with all of your might.

  Ptolemy
There once was a fellow named Ptolemy
Whose earth-centered world seemed quite small to me.
'Till Kepler's three laws
Earned a thousand hurrahs
And made Ptolemy's plan a catastrophe.

  Konigsberg Puzzle
The Konigsberg puzzle succeeded
In giving us fame, which we needed.
But that darned Mr. Euler,
The rotten old spoiler,
Has solved it despite how we pleaded.

  Konigsberg Bridges
In Konigsberg, bridge number seven
Made us famous. Then Euler, by heaven,
Unriddled our game.
So to regain our fame
We'll build bridges eight through eleven.

  Euler
The shape of the earth surely might
Be a bit like an eggplant upright
But Euler computed
What no one refuted;
The shape of a grapefruit's just right.

  Gauss
Carl Frederick Gauss
Was never one to grouse.
But when his father wanted him to lay bricks
He said he really preferred mathematics.

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