This morning in a well known DIY store I heard two members of staff discussing the metre-cubed measure of volume. One said ‘what is a metre cubed?’ and the conversation then went:
‘Do you know what a square meter is?’
‘Well that’s, like, with 2 and a metre-cubed is, like, with 3.’
‘Oh I see’
If this is a hard concept then, in the words of a well known fictional army reservist, ‘we’re doomed, doomed I say.’
It does show maths. You just have to be operating at slightly above idiot level.
A status I struggle to maintain.
The title says it all. Disappointed. . .
What is the shortest journal paper title that you have come across? For me it is H = W, by Norman G Meyers and James Serrin (Proc Nat Acam Sci USA, 1964 – see http://www.pnas.org/cgi/reprintframed/51/6/1055).
The paper proves that where the first (Banach) space contains functions (distributions) whose norm,
(with the usual and adjustments when ), is finite while the second is defined as the closure of with respect to that norm. The result is true if is open but need not be if any part of the boundary is included.
By the way, not only is it a very short title, the paper itself is less than two sides.
The point of this entry to test LaTeX a bit more in this forum. I used Chrome to do this. IE seemed not to like \cap, and the LaTeX preview seems to get the math font sizes wrong…