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  • A mathematical poem

    A mathematical poem

    When I read this mathematical poem by Leigh Mercer, I knew I had found a treasure: A dozen, a gross, and a scorePlus three times the square root of fourDivided by sevenPlus five times elevenIs nine squared and not a bit more. Here is another one: A mathematician named BenCould only count modulo ten.He said, […]

  • A Brief History of Gravity

    A Brief History of Gravity

    by Bruce Elliot It filled Gallileo with mirth To watch his two rocks fall to Earth. He gladly proclaimed, “Their rates are the same, And quite independent of girth!” Then Newton announced in due course His own law of gravity’s force: “It goes, I declare, As the inverted square Of the distance from object to […]