Funny Math Limericks

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There once was a number named pi
Who frequently liked to get high.
All he did every day
Was sitting in his room and play
With his imaginary friend named i.

There once was a number named e
Who took way too much LSD.
She thought she was great.
But that fact we must debate;
We know she wasn’t greater than 3.

A mathematician confided
That the M”Mobius band is one-sided
And you’ll get quite a laugh
If you cut one in half
‘Cause, it stays in one piece when divided.

A mathematician named Klein
Thought the M”Mobius band was divine
Said he: If you glue
The edges of two
You’ll get weird bottles like mine.

There was a young fellow named Fisk,
A swordsman, exceedingly brisk.
So fast was his action,
The Lorentz contraction
Reduced his rapier to a disk.

‘Tis a favorite project of mine
A new value of pi to assign.
I would fix it at 3
For it’s simpler, you see,
Than 3 point 1 4 1 5 9

Pi goes on and on and on …
And e is just as cursed.
I wonder: Which is larger
When their digits are reversed?

If (1+x) (real close to 1)
Is raised to the power of 1
Over x, you will find
Here’s the value defined:

Integral z-squared DZ
from 1 to the cube root of 3
times the cosine
of three pis over 9
equals log of the cube root of ‘e’.

A burlesque dancer, a pip
Named Virginia, could peel in a zip;
But she read science fiction
and died of constriction
Attempting a Moebius strip.

A conjecture both deep and profound
Is whether the circle is round;
In a paper by Erdo”s,
written in Kurdish,
A counterexample is found.

There once was a log named Lynn
Whose life was devoted to sin?
She came from a tree
Whose base was shaped like an e?
She’s the most natural log I’ve seen.

1 thought on “Funny Math Limericks”

  1. On the air of the beginning of “Dancing with the Moonlit Knight”, by the English prog-band Genesis, you can have Euler’s formula in rhyme:

    “Can you tell me where my digits lie?”
    said a sad pi to his true friend i.
    “You lie upon me”
    cried the base called e
    “and we, plus one, equal nil lying by”.

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