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 score Plus three times the square root of four Divided by seven Plus five times eleven Is nine squared and not a bit more. Here is another one: A mathematician named Ben Could […]


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 […]