My dog’s middle name is Epsilon, in Erdos fashion*. I had wanted it to be her name, but my boyfriend wouldn’t allow it. Our future children are to be pitied. :-)

* Paul Erdos had a nickname for everything and referred to little children (little things?) as epsilons.

David Brown and I were exchanging math pickup lines. His was: “You NP-complete me.” Mine: “Hey babe, you want to come over to my place and see my probability machine?”

lemma of my life…

For an unreachable love: my asymptote.

My dog’s middle name is Epsilon, in Erdos fashion*. I had wanted it to be her name, but my boyfriend wouldn’t allow it. Our future children are to be pitied. :-)

* Paul Erdos had a nickname for everything and referred to little children (little things?) as epsilons.

BTW, the end-of-proof box is sometimes called a ‘halmos.’

Halmos is a lovely name, actually. I like the “epsilon and delta” idea.

There’s also the obvious (and already done by the Klein 4) “my axiom of choice.” And of course, my “complement”

David Brown and I were exchanging math pickup lines. His was: “You NP-complete me.” Mine: “Hey babe, you want to come over to my place and see my probability machine?”

To quote Tom Lehrer:

There’s a delta for every epsilon,

It’s a fact that you can always count upon.

There’s a delta for every epsilon

And now and again,

There’s also an N.

But one condition I must give:

The epsilon must be positive

A lonely life all the others live,

In no theorem

A delta for them.

:(

A mathematician once told me I was her “axiom of choice”… Unfortunately she was a constructivist.

(I can’t remember where I heard that one. “Axiom of choice” presumably comes from Klein Four, as already said.)