# How An Engineer Or Mathematician Can Dazzle Her Out On Valentine’s Day

##### Arun Thakur
5:00 pm 13 Feb, 2014

Who says Mathematics is cold and boring? Well, if you think so, then here’s an exceptional proof of how this interesting subject (which zillions hate with all their heart) could actually be transformed into a theme of ‘love’!

Surprised?

I am sure you’ve never even imagined in your wildest dream that a methodological subject like Mathematics could actually be able to generate some romance out of itself. But that’s what I realized when I saw the last scene of the movie Harold & Kumar in Escape from Guantanamo Bay.

This thought provoking piece of poetry just left me amazed and sent me into a wonderland.

This poem is actually a hidden gem of comedy buried under a heap of humor. It is a piece of art that is composed with so much affection and calm and a language only a mathematician can better understand.

But I feel you don’t really need to be a ‘Geek’ for understanding the underlying feelings. I’m sure any girl who is several miles away from the world of ‘partial fractions’ and ‘iota’ would also feel this poem, even if she won’t understand it completely!

This one certainly brings a smile on my face and I bet it would bring one on yours’ too! So without much exaggeration go on and float in the sea of square roots.

The Square Root of Three originally penned down by 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 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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