A Zero Vector’s Woe


Here is an offbeat poem which was written by Eileen Tupaz, a then student of Ateneo University (Philippines):

i’m tired of being a zero vector
i’m tired of being a zero vector
with no direction
no dimension
and no magnitude;
what i need is another element
— but that would be
a contradiction
of my definition.


Crux Mathematicorum 26:6, June 2000.


About Edmark M. Law

My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at learnfunfacts.com. You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkLaw and Facebook. My email is edmarklaw@learnfunfacts.com
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7 Responses to A Zero Vector’s Woe

  1. Abigail says:

    One is the loneliest number.


  2. All too clever.
    Why didn’t I think of that?


  3. That is a lot of meaning in a few lines.
    Great find.


  4. Imtenan says:

    talking super position!
    Love it..


  5. DC Gilbert says:

    LOL! I love that poem!


  6. masercot says:

    I don’t know. That came off as kind of two-dimensional…

    Liked by 1 person

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