Tuesday, November 30, 2004

The Math Lab



In subdued light they sit, heads bowed toward their books.
In the background one can hear faint conversations of mathematical principles
Integral of this, derivative of that, laws of sines and cosines, much the same
But different

Problems are solved meticulously with patience and care
Sometimes it helps to be in the presence of others
For the common battle gives us all strength

At times one wonders why they must learn math
But then he is reminded of its sublime power
For math is the language of science

While the students pay homage to their precious math tombs
There is determination in their brows
And yet, while one watches the sublime spectacle
He can’t but help think that he too must get to work

For to understand math
Is to understand the world
It is ever so useful
If one will just
Try.

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