id: 02369286
dt: j
an: 2006d.02120
au: Klarreich, Erica
ti: Springfield theory. Mathematical references abound on The Simpsons.
so: Sci. News 169, No. 23, 4 p. (2006).
py: 2006
pu: Wiley, Chichester; Society for Science \& the Public (SSP), Washington, DC
la: EN
cc: A90 A20 U80 U90
ut: Fermat equation
ci:
li: doi:10.2307/4019241
ab: Although nobody would call The Simpsons a science show, the writing staff
boasts an impressive array of former mathematicians, scientists, and
computer scientists. Over the years, they have injected their brand of
geeky humor into the show. They’ve written hundreds of math jokes,
ranging in subtlety from Cohen’s fake fermat equation to open jabs at
the mathematical illiteracy of the general public. The article presents
some examples and background stories.
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