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### Calculus

Why can't you have beer at a math party?
Because you can't drink and derive.

What is the integral of "one over cabin" with respect to "cabin"?
Natural log cabin + c = houseboat.

What is the shortest mathematicians joke?
Let epsilon be smaller than zero.

Why are mathematicians afraid to drive cars?
Because the width of the road is negligible compared to its length.

What is the first derivative of a cow?
Prime Rib.

What's polite and works for the phone company?
A deferential operator.

What did the zombie say to the mathematician?
I hate integrating by parts.

What is the limit as *n* goes to infinity of sin(*x*)/*n*?
6 (Cancel the n in the numerator and denominator)

What did sin *x* ask e* *^{x} at the party?
Why don’t you integrate yourself into the party?

How can this function be a limerick?

It can be read as:
Integral z-squared dz

from 1 to the cube root of 3

times the cosine

of three pi over 9

equals log of the cube root of 'e'.

(And it's correct, too!
Each side evaluates to 1/3.)

Why are Maclaurin series so good for approximating functions? (contributed by Aaron)
They're Taylor-ed (tailored) to each of them.

Who knows everything about vector calculus? (contributed by Aaron)
The Oracle of Del Phi.
**The Circle Inscribed In A Parabola Puzzle**
A circle with radius 1 is tangent to two points of the parabola y = x

^{2}.

What is the area between the circle and the parabola?

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