Monday, March 23, 2009

Math Professor Personalities

We've all heard stories about nutty math professors. You know, the ones who have their heads lost in the clouds of higher mathematics. For them, math is beautiful and proofs come naturally (i.e., easily). In fact, they generally think that it's sufficient to merely state the theorem. Why bother with the proof?

We've also heard stories about snooty math professors. For them, conquering mathematics is a rite of passage. Math is hard and they are the shit(s) for being masters at it. They chortle with contempt whenever any of their pathetic students dares to ask a (stupid) question. Why bother trying to explain proofs in class? They won't get it anyways.

And then of course, there are the bipolar math professors. They like to dabble in both...

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