## Thursday, November 10, 2011

### You Know You're a Math Major When...

...the left column is unintelligible, but the right column is crystal clear.

This reminds me of a joke:

A mathematician and an engineer attend a lecture by a physicist. The topic concerns Kulza-Klein theories involving physical processes that occur inspaces with dimensions of 9, 12 and even higher. The mathematician is sitting, clearly enjoying the lecture, while the engineer is frowning and looking generally confused and puzzled. By the end the engineer has a terrible headache. At the end, the mathematician comments about the wonderful lecture.

The engineer says "How do you understand this stuff?"
Mathematician: "I just visualize the process."
Engineer: "How can you visualize something that occurs in 9-dimensional space?"
Mathematician: "Easy, first visualize it in N-dimensional space, then let N go to 9."

1. Though I should probably say, "Huh huh huh."

2. whatever, whatever, whatever.

3. I didn't see this before.
Good to see you're still obsessed with math. I was worried you two might have a falling out.

4. As graduation looms, I'm starting to get clingy. I'm scared of the coming long-distance relationship.

5. You should grow old and well together.

6. from your mouth to czernobog's ears.

7. Just stay for a graduate and postgraduate degree, and then pass on the message to future peoples!

8. In my browser, both were unintelligible. Luckily, there was this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proofs_of_Fermat's_theorem_on_sums_of_two_squares

9. If you click on the picture it becomes much clearer

10. I need it to become larger.

11. Anon, I'm curious, how did you land here?

Forth shall ye all hold.