Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.162.94.15

Forum Moderators: incrediBILL & lawman

Message Too Old, No Replies

Math Geek Christmas Card: Who get's this?

I didn't...

     
3:04 pm on Dec 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

Full Member from US 

10+ Year Member

joined:July 29, 2002
posts:306
votes: 0

3:06 pm on Dec 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

Full Member from US 

10+ Year Member

joined:July 29, 2002
posts:306
votes: 0


Let's put a spoiler buffer
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
So we don't ruin it for the rest.
3:28 pm on Dec 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 12, 2002
posts:217
votes: 0


I get it, but there's a misspelling.
8:06 pm on Dec 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 18, 2002
posts:309
votes: 0


Yes, there is a spelling mistake, but I have used it to design an I.S. department card. Most of the rest of the company are engineers. I'll be interested to see if they notice it.
5:59 am on Dec 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 22, 2002
posts:681
votes: 0


I get it in theory, but without the knowledge necessary to really get it. I love FoxTrot. His strips are s-m-r-t.
10:44 am on Dec 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:May 23, 2002
posts:446
votes: 0


Clue #1. E = 2.71828
11:43 am on Dec 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member trillianjedi is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 15, 2003
posts:7249
votes: 0


I guess clue #2 is "H20"?

I have no idea what it is. The log scale indicates it might have something to do with the speed that water turns to snow or something like that?

3:58 pm on Dec 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Full Member from US 

10+ Year Member

joined:July 29, 2002
posts:306
votes: 0


I think the H2O stuff is a red herring. It threw me off. I would ignore it and just focus on the equation.
4:14 pm on Dec 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member trillianjedi is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 15, 2003
posts:7249
votes: 0


I'm no mathematician though - perhaps someone could explain it for my benefit as it's got my curiosity now!

Perhaps sticky me if you don't want to spoil it for others...

Thanks!

TJ

4:59 pm on Dec 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Full Member from US 

10+ Year Member

joined:July 29, 2002
posts:306
votes: 0


SPOILER!
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
M is M
2.718 is the base of natural logarithms known as e
r squared is rr
the inverse of 1/y is y

or "merry"

the square root of x is just x
force divided by acceleration is mass

or "xmass"

Merry xmass

6:24 pm on Dec 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from CA 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member encyclo is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 31, 2003
posts:9074
votes: 6


Congratulations, atadams! I've been thinking about this since the thread started - I thought it was some kind of equation for snow/water, with force/acceleration of snowballs of something... I was going to do some math searching just to find it, at least I've been saved that. ;)
9:07 pm on Dec 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member trillianjedi is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 15, 2003
posts:7249
votes: 0


I thought it was some kind of equation for snow/water, with force/acceleration of snowballs of something

My (incorrect) thoughts also!

Thanks & well done!

TJ

9:25 pm on Dec 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Full Member from US 

10+ Year Member

joined:July 29, 2002
posts:306
votes: 0


Just to clairify. I didn't get it myself. A PhD here at work figured it out.

;)

11:23 pm on Dec 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 18, 2002
posts:309
votes: 0


Shouldn't need a Ph D unless standards have slipped. I dropped out of an engineering course in 1970. Undergradute physics should be enough.
2:18 am on Dec 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Full Member from US 

10+ Year Member

joined:July 29, 2002
posts:306
votes: 0


I don't think he needed it, but he had it anyway!

:)

2:23 am on Dec 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Moderator This Forum from US 

WebmasterWorld Administrator lawman is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:May 28, 2001
posts:3588
votes: 56


Post hole digger?
4:31 am on Dec 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 11, 2003
posts:163
votes: 0


I got this pretty easy and all I have is a HS diploma.

I got it pretty quickly. I think most people are trying to look too deep into it. As with anything....the simplest solutions is usually the right one.

6:54 am on Dec 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 22, 2002
posts:681
votes: 0


Well, I guess I didn't have it. I only had the obvious part. I knew I should've bothered to take physics before I dropped out of college. Abnormal Psych, what did that get me? Certainly not the understanding of smartly done comics.
2:02 pm on Dec 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 20, 2002
posts:1716
votes: 0


> Undergradute physics should be enough.

Yeah, well I took my undergraduate physics in 1989, so it's a wee bit rusty. I looked at this comic and thought, "Ugh. I'm sure it's funny, but I have no time for this anymore."

hee.

Thanks for the interpretation, though!

3:06 pm on Dec 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Oct 4, 2002
posts:2204
votes: 0


Whoooooosh!

sound of quip passing very quickly overhead - I do draw pictures for a living

3:09 pm on Dec 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Nov 12, 2002
posts:1482
votes: 0


I got it after the E = 2.71828 hint.

Foxtrot is a great cartoon.

4:20 pm on Dec 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:July 15, 2003
posts:129
votes: 0


My degree was in political science (1981), but I did take some physics and chemistry (don't remember much).

I got the e part, but the H2O part threw me off. I thought it something about the rate at which water freezes or becomes snow.

 

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members