Some of these are pretty funny -Herr-

A carpool is a group of people who commute with each other. Therefore, a carpool is an Abelian group. -Kyle-

What do you call someone who's afraid of abstract albegra?


An infinite crowd of mathematicians enters a bar. The first one orders a pint, the second one a half pint, the third one a quarter pint... "I understand", says the bartender - and pours two pints.

Q: Why do mathematicians, after a dinner at a Chinese restaurant, always insist on taking the leftovers home?

A: Because they know the Chinese remainder theorem!

Q: What does a mathematician present to his fiancée when he wants to propose?

A: A polynomial ring!

Alumni Liaison

Correspondence Chess Grandmaster and Purdue Alumni

Prof. Dan Fleetwood