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Using History to “Spice” up a Math Class
with respect to volume
is zero when the volume
is almost all in the wing.
has at most three real roots.
Hail the fair Philippa Fawcett
Victress in the fray
Crown her queen of hydrostatics
And the other mathematics
Wreathe her brow in bay.
If you entertain objection
To such things as conic sections
Put them ought of sight
Rather sing of the essential
Beauty of The differential
Worthy of our approbation
She who works out an equation
By whatever ruse
Brighter than the rose of Sharon
Are the beauties of the square on
Curve and angle let her con and
Few can equal, none can beat her
At eliminating theta
By the river Cam.
May she increase in knowledge daily
Till the great professor Cayley
Owns himself surpassed
Till the great professor Salmon
Votes his own achievements gammon
And admires aghast.