### 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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