Friday, February 4, 2011

La raíz cuadrada de tres (SVM II: 4/14)

Una de los más bellos poemas matemáticos salió de una comedia. La raíz cuadrada de tres es un poema escrito por David Feinberg para la cinta Harold and Kumar: Escape From Guantanamo Bay.

The Square Root of Three
David Feinberg

I’m sure that I will always be,
A lonely number like root three.

The three is all that’s good and right,
Why must my three keep out of sight,
Beneath the vicious square root sign,
I wish instead I were a nine.

For nine could thwart this evil trick,
with just some quick arithmetic.

I know I’ll never see the sun, as 1.7321.
Such is my reality, a sad irrationality.

When hark! What is this I see,
Another square root of a three.

As quietly co-waltzing by,
Together now we multiply,
To form a number we prefer,
Rejoicing as an integer.

We break free from our mortal bonds,
With the wave of magic wands.

Our square root signs become unglued,
Your love for me has been renewed

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