Via the geeky page of Professor Erich Friedman. Here is a hilarious list. The first i have already accidentally mentioned in a previous post.
- Q: Why did the mathematician name his dog “Cauchy”?
A: Because he left a residue at every pole.
- Q: What’s sado-masochism?
A: The standard deviation of the mean.
- Q: What do you get when you cross an elephant and a grape?
A: I dunno, but its magnitude is Elephant, grape, sin theta.
- Q: What do you get when you cross a mountain climber with a grape?
A: You can’t. A mountain climber is a scaler.
- Q: What do farmers study in trigonometry?
A: Swine and cow-swine.
- Q: What’s the contour integral around Western Europe?
A: Zero, because all the Poles are in Eastern Europe.
- Q: How many numerical analysts does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: 0.9973 after the first three iterations.
- Q: How many statisticians does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Two plus or minus three.
- Q: How many applied mathematicians does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: One, who gives it to two statisticians, thereby reducing it to an earlier riddle.
- Q: How many topologists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: It really doesn’t matter, since they’d rather knot.