Tag Archives: Math

Pun Of The Weak: Book Borrowers

Please return this book. I find that though many of my friends are poor mathematicians, they are nearly all good bookkeepers. — Walter Scott, written in a bookplate in one of his books  

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Lost In Translation: From English To Russian To English Once More

S. Bochner and W. T. Martin’s book Functions of Several Complex Variables, published in 1936, dealt with the functional theory of n dimensions. At the time, this book was practically the only reference available to those who wished to study the subject. A … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #25

Advertising TO BE LET, To an Oppidan, a Ruricolist, or a Cosmopolitan, and may be entered upon immediately: The House in STONE Row, lately possessed by CAPT. SIREE. To avoid Verbosity, the Proprietor with Compendiosity will give a Perfunctory description … Continue reading

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“Business Competition Theorem”

The “Business Competition Theorem”, where θ is the “super large corporation” and r is the “really small business”.

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Curious Number Patterns #4: An Italian Language Curiosity & Cyclic Numbers

Curiosità Numerica The Italian word for 6 (sei) contains 3 letters. The Italian word for 8 (otto) contains 4 letters. The Italian word for 10 (dieci) contains 5 letters. The Italian word for 12 (dodici) contains 6 letters.

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Triskaidekaphobia And Friday The 13th And A Death Prediction, Oh My!

Today is Friday the 13th. Some people believe that unlucky things happen during this day while others find this belief absurd. But whether you believe in the unluckiness Friday the 13th or not, I hope that you are having a … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #21

Strange Bird Mr. Zachariah Pearce, aged 21, died at Cranbrook, Kent, October 17, 1786. The following remarkable occurrences are related as matters of fact, which can be attested by many persons in Cranbrook. Mr. W. Pearce, the father of the … Continue reading

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