Math comics from xkcd.com

By Murray Bourne, 25 Jul 2007

From XKCD.com, "A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language":

1. James Bond

james bond

2. dPain/dt

On the hoped-for diminution of the pain of unrequited love over time:

dpain dt

If you're not sure what number (2) means or your calculus is rusty, check out: Introduction to Differentiation over at Interactive Mathematics.

XKCD.com is by Randall Munroe,

... a CNU graduate with a degree in physics. Before starting xkcd, I worked on robots at NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia.

Disclaimer: Some of his comics are a bit naughty. Don't go to the site if you are easily offended.

Be the first to comment below.

Leave a comment


Comment Preview

HTML: You can use simple tags like <b>, <a href="...">, etc.

To enter math, you can can either:

  1. Use simple calculator-like input in the following format (surround your math in backticks, or qq on tablet or phone):
    `a^2 = sqrt(b^2 + c^2)`
    (See more on ASCIIMath syntax); or
  2. Use simple LaTeX in the following format. Surround your math with \( and \).
    \( \int g dx = \sqrt{\frac{a}{b}} \)
    (This is standard simple LaTeX.)

NOTE: You can't mix both types of math entry in your comment.

Search IntMath, blog and Forum