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Which mathematical functions live out in the suburbs?
Message #1 Posted by Bob Wang on 27 May 2007, 11:12 p.m.

Call me a masochist, but Ronís question about Lorentz transforms brought back fond memories of tackling DEQ, in the days before calculators ;-)

Also brought back memories of a BAD joke:

Which mathematical functions live out in the suburbs?

Why, commuting derivatives, of course.

      
Re: Which mathematical functions live out in the suburbs?
Message #2 Posted by Ron Allen on 28 May 2007, 1:03 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Bob Wang

Sorry people, my use of DEQs has to be LIMITED since I am self-taught, (sort of a self-made masochist). Hey! That's not only cheating on yourself (kinky), but, it's unecessarily redundant. I'll try this pun thing anyway.

Ron

Edited: 28 May 2007, 1:11 a.m.

            
Re: Which mathematical functions live out in the suburbs?
Message #3 Posted by Ron Allen on 28 May 2007, 3:19 a.m.,
in response to message #2 by Ron Allen

WHY did you get me started? We'll have plenty of competition before noon!

"Hey, Juan! You understand that stuff about Relativity?"

"C"

***************

"Should we buy the new surrey from Mr. Newton or Mr. Einstein Dear?"

"Well, I asked Mr. Heisenberg for advice but he was uncertain."

"And, you remember what an imagination Mr. Eienstein had when we bought from him last year? Went to all that trouble to get us to "visualize" ourselves in that surrey we had already decided to buy. I like him, but I don't understand him as well as I do Mr. Newton."

"That settles it then! It's his turn this year. The new ones all look alike anyway. Besides, with Mr. Newton it is always -

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET!

************

"This boy needs to get to sleep before space-time wakes me up. Why don't we visit with Lorentz for a few weeks? He's still a little depressed over the outcome of that M&M thing he was involved with. Be a good time to try out that new surrey. Maybe he has some ideas about the reconciliation I need."

                  
Re: Which mathematical functions live out in the suburbs?
Message #4 Posted by Walter B on 28 May 2007, 7:40 a.m.,
in response to message #3 by Ron Allen

"Surrey" = ??

                        
Re: Which mathematical functions live out in the suburbs?
Message #5 Posted by Les Wright on 28 May 2007, 7:54 a.m.,
in response to message #4 by Walter B

It's a type of horse-drawn carriage.


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