I love a good math limerick. And, no, “Nantucket” is never a destination for some mathematician in a good math limerick. Here’s a new one I discovered online:
For the laymen,
The integral sec y dy -> (read as “seek y dee y”)
From zero to one-sixth of pi
Is the log to base e
Of the square-root of three
Times the sixty fourth power of i.
This rivals my favorite limerick of all time. And I can’t talk about limericks without repeating it for you:
Again, for the unconverted,
The integral z-squared dz
From one to the cube root of 3
Times the cosine
Of three pi over nine
Is the log of the cube root of e.
“It’s gold, Jerry! Gold!”