math teaser

Discussion in 'ten-forward' started by BeetleBoss, Dec 5, 2004.

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  1. BeetleBoss

    BeetleBoss She who posts lots of <I>Smileys</I>

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  2. Jimbob1989

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    Q: Why did the math professor name his dog Cauchy?
    A: Because he left a residue at every pole!

    Explanation: In Complex Analysis (i.e. Calculus with complex variables), there are many beautiful results concerning integration that Cauchy developed in the 19th century. One such result is called Residue Calculus, which allows you to calculate what can be extremely difficult looking integrals by simply calculating what are called the residues of a function. Certain complex numbers can be classified as "poles" for a function, and it is at these poles that "residues" are found

    Hopefully the joke makes more sense now...
     
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    Glad you actually dug it out....
    Tried doing it without writing down the number...... still counting!?!?!
    Buck
     
  4. Jimbob1989

    Jimbob1989 Registered Member

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    Still a little too early in the morning for me, I will have a go later.

    Jimbob
     
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