i wrote a hermit thrush tweet on the math lounge blackboard and ppl love it
Hi everyone! Faithful followers who have stuck around after a few postless years: thank you and good for you!
For the record, I am not planning on reviving this blog as a math meme thing. I might use it to post fun math things, who knows, though some of that does still make its way onto my personal blog. I still love math! A lot! More than ever, really: I made this blog when I was in my first year of a Statistics degree, and after a lil switch I’m now wrapping up the third year of a BSc specialization in Math. very fun.
anyways! thanks for your support, hello, and keep doing them maths.
submission from Elle, who says: Facebook asks for verification posting an Eff Yeah, Math Major Sloth link… I see what you did there… ;)
ha, love this! thanks for sharing though, for sure :)
Actual Definitions of Commonly Confused Mathematical Terms
CLEARLY: I don’t want to write down all the in-between steps.
TRIVIAL: If I have to show you how to do this, you’re in the wrong class.
OBVIOUSLY: I hope you weren’t sleeping when we discussed this earlier, because I refuse to repeat it.
RECALL: I shouldn’t have to tell you this, but for those of you who erase your memory tapes after every test, here it is again.
WITHOUT LOSS OF GENERALITY: I’m not about to do all the possible cases, so I’ll do one and let you figure out the rest.
ONE MAY SHOW: One did, his name was Gauss.
IT IS WELL KNOWN: See “Mathematische Zeitschrift”, vol XXXVI, 1892.
CHECK FOR YOURSELF: This is the boring part of the proof, so you can do it on your own time.
SKETCH OF A PROOF: I couldn’t verify the details, so I’ll break it down into parts I couldn’t prove.
FINALLY: Only ten more steps to go.
PROOF OMITTED: Trust me, it’s true.
THIS. I haaate it when my profs say ‘clearly’ :(
YOU HAVE A PHD, OF COURSE THIS IS CLEAR TO YOU.
one of my textbooks actually uses “OBVIOUSLY” a whole lot and it makes me feel dumb when I am like “wait how the EFF is this obvious I don’t get it” :(
(Source: inbetweenmeals.com, via whtvrhaterz)
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submission from mathandcello
He looked me in the eyes, got down on one knee, and pulled out a little black box. When he opened it, I saw it. It was beautiful. The integers.
submission from sh-e-l-ley, who says:
I drew this on my ti-84 during math class today.