Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Whole of Modern Mathematics, turned into verse

Well now -- Here’s a project for my retirement.  To versify the entire mathematical corpus,  from Gauss to Groethendieck.

Herewith an earnest upon that enterprise.

Clerihew on the Cantor Set

One day, for a wager, Cantor,
after much ribbing and banter,
took an axe to a set, its middle lopping,
chopped it some more, and kept on chopping.

Und ...   so ....  weiter ...  ...    ..    ..    .      .

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