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Springfield theory. Mathematical references abound on The Simpsons. (English)
Sci. News 169, No. 23, 4 p. (2006).
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.
Classification: A90 A20 U80 U90
Keywords: Fermat equation
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