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MONTHLY PRIZE CONTEST ARCHIVE

February 2006 Contest
Contest: Correctly identify these three members of the faculty/staff of the Department of Mathematical Sciences.


A

Weldon Lodwick

B

Stan Payne

C

Mike Jacobson

Sorry! There were no correct responses in this contest.


March 2006 Contest
Contest: Provide a caption for the photograph below.

The best caption submitted, as determined by the editorial board of this newsletter, will win this contest. (By the way, the gentleman in this photo is our own Stan Payne.)

March's winner is Leah Grant whose caption was :
Dr. Stanley Payne swaggers around town, making an example of the last person that washed the windows in his office ...


April 2006 Contest

Mathematical One-Liners

There is a particular type of "groaner" often heard in mathematical circles, that I am calling a "Mathematical One-Liner". These are usually questions with answers that mangle some mathematical concept. Some examples of this genre are:
  1. Q: What's yellow and equivalent to the Axiom of Choice?
    A: Zorn's Lemon. 
  2. Q: What's purple and commutes?
    A: An abelian grape. 
  3. Q: What's yellow, linear, normed and complete?
    A: A Bananach space. 
  4. Q: What's a polar bear?
    A: A rectangular bear after a coordinate transform. 
  5. Q: What does the little mermaid wear?
    A: An Algebra
Submit your favorite or original "Mathematical One-Liner". The winner will be selected by the editorial board.

There were no submissions in this contest.

May 2006 Contest

Mathematical One-Liners

There is a particular type of "groaner" often heard in mathematical circles, that I am calling a "Mathematical One-Liner". These are usually questions with answers that mangle some mathematical concept. Some examples of this genre are:
  1. Q: What's yellow and equivalent to the Axiom of Choice?
    A: Zorn's Lemon. 
  2. Q: What's purple and commutes?
    A: An abelian grape. 
  3. Q: What's yellow, linear, normed and complete?
    A: A Bananach space. 
  4. Q: What's a polar bear?
    A: A rectangular bear after a coordinate transform. 
  5. Q: What does the little mermaid wear?
    A: An Algebra
Submit your favorite or original "Mathematical One-Liner". The winner will be selected by the editorial board.

There were no submissions in this contest.



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