Category: differential equations

I tried to start a ‘God equals math’ cul…

I tried to start a ‘God equals math’ cult, but, uh, I didn’t find much interest.‬

As mathematicians, we know one of our first ru…

As mathematicians, we know one of our first rules is no math in public. We want people to think we know how to do it without having to show them we can do it.

A wiggle times a wiggle is always another wigg…

A wiggle times a wiggle is always another wiggle.

Interest rates are exponential, that’s why the…

Interest rates are exponential, that’s why the rich are getting richer. They’re also cheating on their taxes.

Since we’re doing things that make no se…

Since we’re doing things that make no sense whatsoever, there is no reason to stop.

We’ll leave that for the Numerics to fig…

We’ll leave that for the Numerics to figure out

“If you finish the test at least ten minutes early, I’ll award bonus points. Be aware that I didn’t…”

“If you finish the test at least ten minutes early, I’ll award bonus points. Be aware that I didn’t specify how many bonus points. It could equal any value, and that value could be zero.”

Differential Equations professor

“And Newton’s Law of Cooling can be applied to dead bodies too.”

“And Newton’s Law of Cooling can be applied to dead bodies too.”

Ordinary differential equations professor after doing a problem about coffee cooling

“I get that you physics majors don’t have time for anything. It’s all Dr. K’s fault.”

“I get that you physics majors don’t have time for anything. It’s all Dr. K’s fault.”

Differential Equations Professor, after berating the class for not spending enough time on the homework

“This isn’t a real math class so we’re not gonna prove anything.”

“This isn’t a real math class so we’re not gonna prove anything.”

Differential Equations Professor