In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Edward leibnitz" <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have a funny story that I sometime tell about math and engineering (it's a > true story) ...
OK, if we are into true stories about engineers...
My brother took electrical engineering at Southampton in the mid-60s. He saw a mechanical engineering student take a tray of food to a table in the cafeteria. There not being sufficient room on the table he put the tray just over half way on the table and proceeded to unload it, starting with the items directly over the table. The result was predictable. I hope this says nothing about mechanical engineers in general.
Terry Moore, Statistics Department, Massey University, New Zealand.
Theorems! I need theorems. Give me the theorems and I shall find the proofs easily enough. Bernard Riemann