So y = r^3/3. And if you determine the rate of change in this curve correctly, I think youâll be pleasantly surprised.

I enjoyed the discussion of math in *The Simpsons* using examples from *Futurama*. Maybe in the future you can discuss the philosophy of *The Simpsons* using examples from *Futurama*.

Since weâre talking about the show itself, and not the members of the family, shouldnât the title be âThe Simpsons and **Its** Mathematical Secretsâ?

This bugged me then, and it bugs me now after years of math courses. You usually donât commute the âinfinitesimalâ *dr* with ânormalâ symbols like *r*; itâs more like a placeholder or even a mnemonic device. I know, I know, Iâm missing the point, etc.

Of course, maybe that prep school was so advanced that they were using Robinsonâs non-standard analysis, and Bart was *actually* making a stand for constructivism and against the Axiom of Choice required to complete the hyperreals.

Did it all the time in physics and engineeringâŚ Thatâs how one solves a diffy q.

I hope youâll be doing a feature on my new book, catchily-titled:

*The Simpsons and its clever writing that has nothing to do with mathematics and more to do with the writersâ general intelligence and their understanding that there might be some people watching cartoons that arenât idiots.*

âIndeed no other series in the history of primetime television has included so many mathematical references.â

Thatâs a pretty bold statement. While The Simpsons has the advantage of having been on the air *forever*, I think The Big Bang Theory includes far more mathematics per episode than The Simpsons ever does.

Anecdotal evidence. [citation needed]

What? Itâs a perfectly cromulent strategy.

The door is that way. The one labeled âSHAME.â

Go. Now.

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