# Useful Everyday Mathematical Application

Discussion in 'Physics & Math' started by AmishRakeFight, Apr 15, 2009.

1. ### AmishRakeFightRemember, remember.Registered Senior Member

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Does anybody know of anywhere that people collaborate on everyday applications for mathematics? Some examples of what I'm talking about would be things like formulas for determining automobile travel time, etc. In other words, a website where there are laymen formulas for everyday life.

Thanks.

3. ### OliHeute der Enteteich...Registered Senior Member

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I don't know about websites, but there is at least one book available - unfortunately I can't remember the title or author!
Try browsing the popular science section at a decent book store.
(If I come across the book, I'll post details).

5. ### cosmictravelerBe kind to yourself always.Valued Senior Member

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Mathematics in Everyday Life

ROMANCE MATHEMATICS
Smart man + smart woman = romance
Smart man + dumb woman = affair
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy

OFFICE ARITHMETIC
Smart boss + smart employee = profit
Smart boss + dumb employee = production
Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion
Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime

SHOPPING MATH
A man will pay $2 for a$1 item he needs.
A woman will pay $1 for a$2 item that she doesn't need.

GENERAL EQUATIONS & STATISTICS
A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

HAPPINESS
To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.

PROPENSITY TO CHANGE
A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.

DISCUSSION TECHNIQUE
A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

HOW TO STOP PEOPLE FROM BUGGING YOU ABOUT GETTING MARRIED
Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs and cackling, telling me,
"You're next."
They stopped after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals

The average man does logarithms on a daily basis. Perhaps once a week, they calculate values for the gamma function $\Gamma(x)$. I've seen some integrate the beta function.. why, I don't know.